It's a huge Texas tradition for those from San Antonio and San Marcos to float down their local rivers, such as the Guadalupe and the Comal to beat the raging summer heat. But sometimes the crowds get so large and wild, it ruins the relaxing aspect of your river float! Now you can chill all summer long on the most beautiful river in Texas that is hidden away near San Antonio and Fredericksburg. The Medina River is the perfect summer spot to relax and hang out on the water.
The Medina River is located in the Medina Valley near Bandera, Texas about an hour and a half away from San Antonio and an hour from Fredericksburg. Though the drive might be a little further than the overpopulated rivers San Antonians are used to, it is definitely worth it. The water is gorgeous and flowing year round and is surrounded by the most stunning shoreline of colorful trees.
Visitors of the river are allowed to bring their own tubes, kayaks, and canoes, but there are also rental shops around that you can rent water floats and boats from as well. The water flows gently and slow, making it the perfect spot for relaxing with your friends on a bunch of fun inner tubes.
Photos of the Medina River speak for themselves. The place is gorgeous and cleaner than some other popular Texas rivers. The trees give anyone floating down the water a perfect amount of shade and protection from the Texas sun. It's truly the most photogenic spot to relax this summer, and you will not want to go anywhere else!
The Medina River is located right next to the town of Bandera and is accessible at multiple spots along its shoreline. You can stop by The Medina River Company if you wish to rent out some floats to have the perfect, relaxing summer.
Disclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.