Hit the Water!
April 30, 2021
The key to beating the summer heat in Central Texas is finding the water. When you’re a guest at Treeside RV Resort here in New Braunfels, that’s easy to do courtesy of our resort pool with its own tanning deck, but sometimes you want to get out a little to explore. Fortunately, the region has several options, both natural and manmade, for you to enjoy some time in or on the water.
Tube or Raft the Guadalupe
The waters of the Guadalupe River stay cool all summer long, and it’s a local Texas tradition to float the river with some favorite beverages in tow. When you’re ready for a fun, relaxing day on the river, you can’t go wrong with Jerry’s Rentals, the longest-running river outfitter on the Guadalupe and conveniently located right here in New Braunfels.
Enjoy Canyon Lake
Formed by a dam on the Guadalupe, Canyon Lake is 8230 acres of scenic beauty and aquatic fun. One of the deepest lakes in Texas, Canyon Lake is popular with swimmers, boaters, anglers, and wildlife watchers alike, and it’s just a short trip away from Treeside. Visitors Guide for Canyon Lake.
Take a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour
Not far up the interstate in San Marcos is unique Aquarena Springs, home to Spring Lake and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. The best way to experience this ecological treasure is to take a tour on a glass-bottom boat to observe the aquatic life in the crystal-clear waters below. Reserve a Tour!
Visit the Spring Lake Wetlands
Taking a boardwalk tour of the wetlands is another rewarding activity at the Meadows Center. This self-guided tour requires no fees or reservations (though guided tours are available), and you’ll learn about the critical role wetlands play in the ecosystem and why it’s so important to keep them healthy. About the Wetlands Boardwalk.
Experience the Schlitterbahn!
The Schlitterbahn is the premier waterpark in Texas and really the whole country, and people come from all over to experience this watery kingdom. With over 50 rivers, rides, slides, chutes, and pools, you’ll never run out of ways to have a blast and stay cool on hot summer days here. Fun fact: natural spring water from the nearby Comal River powers some of the original “rivers” here. Make reservations or buy passes!