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Trips, Treks & Adventures San Marcos Itineraries

Texas Water Safari

San Marcos River

Billed as the “World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe and kayak race from Spring Lake in San Marcos to the city of Seadrift on the Texas coastline. Teams travel day and night, nonstop, to be competitive but teams who occasionally stop for sleep must reach mandatory checkpoint cutoff times and cross the finish line by the 100-hour deadline. Come cheer the teams on at our riverside parks as they set off on this grueling race. Watch the 9am start at the Meadows Center or as they paddle past from City Park or Rio Vista Park. 


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San Marcos River

The San Marcos River bubbles to life from hundreds of springs right in the city's center. Always a refreshing 72 degrees, the river is enjoyed year ‘round for tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkeling or just soak up some sun.
For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.  

River Mural Mosaic

Designed to be a symbol of unity for the city of San Marcos, the eclectic River Mural Mosaic was restored by the Leadership San Marcos Class of 2012 along the river bank at City Park.

San Marcos City Park

The 18-acre park land offers picnic tables, playscape equipment, a blacktop basketball court and connects to the city's three mile jogging trails.
For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.