Comal River

The Comal River is a beautiful spring-fed river that has drawn visitors and vacationers to New Braunfels, Texas, for generations. People come from as close as San Antonio and as far as Germany to float the Comal! The headwaters of the Comal River spring up from the Edwards Aquifer in New Braunfels’ beautiful Landa Park.

The Comal River provides a tubing experience unlike any other! Tubing on the Comal River starts near the Wurstfest grounds before passing through Downtown New Braunfels. Tubers then float past Schlitterbahn Waterpark and eventually join the Guadalupe River. Several New Braunfels river outfitters offer tube, canoe, and kayak rentals for visitors seeking to enjoy recreation on the cool, refreshing waters of the Comal River.

Compared to the Guadalupe River, the Comal River is known for its shorter float, calmer waters, and of course the famous tube chute! This giant concrete waterslide lies just downriver from Prince Solms Park and is one of the biggest attractions in New Braunfels from March to September.

Contact a New Braunfels River Outfitter for current river conditions and float times. Outfitters make floating the river easy by offering tube rentals, shuttle rides to and from your vehicle, and more convenient services.

The Comal River in New Braunfels is the shortest river in Texas and one of the shortest navigable waterways in the United States. At just 2.5 miles, the river is entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels. The water temperature is a steady 70-72 degrees year-round. The Comal river water is refreshing in the Texas summer heat and warm enough for a morning swim in winter.