Comal River Info

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Comal River Tubing in New Braunfels The Comal River is the shortest navigable river in the state of Texas; however the locals of New Braunfels like to call it the longest shortest river in the world as it stays within the city limits of New Braunfels in southeast Comal County. The Comal River is one of the many tributaries of the Guadalupe River. The River starts in the Comal Springs located in Landa Park then continues 2.5 miles until it joins with the Guadalupe River. In the early 1700's the Spanish encountered the Comal River and called it the Little Guadalupe.

By 1727 a Spaniard named Pedro de Rivera y Villalón called the larger section the Guadalupe River and the smaller portion the Comal River which means basin or flat dish. Throughout history the Comal River was used by the early German settlers to power water mills and cotton gins and soon after hydroelectric power. The river today is mostly used for water recreation. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is the regulator for water to the surrounding area. The Fountain Darter is a fish now in danger of extinction and the Comal River is one of two rivers that are home to these fish.


The manageable currents, crystal clear water, and a never ending supply of treasure that drifted away from the unknowing tubers makes the Comal River mainly located in New Braunfels, Texas a perfect location for scuba diving. The Comal River maintains a steady temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22.2 degrees Celsius) annually making it an exhilarating time either in summer or winter. Thousands of people from all over come to the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas whether it be the spring or summer to take in the beautiful Comal River scenery. Unlike its rapid counterpart, the Guadalupe River, tubing on the Comal River lets you enjoy a more peaceful time with family, friends, or even strangers.

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Conditions on the Comal River

During the days in May of this year, we got the perfect amount of rain for The Comal River and its flow stream levels. The conditions on the Comal River are now at an ideal level for family trips that the kiddos as well as yourself, can enjoy the cool waters safely.

Comal River Tubing in New Braunfels

Having the river at a comfortable level is very important for optimum tubing, rafting, and kayaking trips. Comal Rockin’ R provides anything you need to get the trip started. With various types of tube rentals, shuttle buses to and from the river, and a retail store for any other necessary items, it is your one stop shop.

Reservations are available, and are recommended so you don’t have to wait in pesky lines. Many out of towners come to float the Comal River because of the subtle waters, the perfect temperatures, and of course, the tube chute. The tube chute is one the largest attractions at the Comal River, and with the conditions being at the “recreational level” it is the prime time for a little river excursion. The chute is a carved out water slide that is located on New Braunfels’ city dam. It is also the largest one of its kind and offers one of the most thrilling rides time and time again.

What Makes the Comal River So Exceptional?

Comal River Springs in New Braunfels

Many people who come to the Comal River choose to stay at the chute after they have received their fill of the unique water slide. Immediately after you exit the chute, there is a calm, cool, and beautiful area that allots for a substantial amount of down time. The waters of the Comal River are 72 degrees year round and the slow, steady flow is the ultimate location to stop for a few minutes and enjoy the scenery.

During the hot summer months, the self regulated temperature gives you that invigorating slight chill down that we all seek. It keeps you relaxed so you and your family can enjoy the outdoors without having to succumb to chemical filled pools. Anyone who has been to the Comal River will tell you it is much more than what is expected and well worth the trip.

Its constant flow also keeps the waters extremely clean with little maintenance. The city takes pride in keeping a natural historic spot immaculate and functional for everyone who decides to enjoy what it offers. At every turn, the Comal River is filled with surprises that only add to the beauty and excitement. During the remaining time spent on your river trip, the Comal River stays a tranquil and unimaginably entertaining activity.

So, when the middle of the summer starts to become too hot, head down to the Comal River, and you will be taken care of by Comal Rockin’ R.

You can even make a reservation ahead of time! Just call 830-620-6262!

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