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Great picnic area

We enjoyed a picnic in the picturesque town park along the river. Ample free parking. Picnic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peterborough, Canada
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The Medina River is absolutely stunning! We had a great time just walking along the river and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a picnic in the picturesque town park along the river. Ample free parking. Picnic tables. Stunning vista

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank moncoer
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Medina River is absolutely stunning! We had a great time just walking along the river and dipping our feet in! Beautiful area and the water is crystal clear!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hddaugherty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have not added this to your trip list do it now!! Excellent experience from start to finish. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the river. The Medina River Co provided us with kayaks that felt safe and stable! The river is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rachaelo563
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Tube floating on the river, lazy pace, enjoying the scenery. Many small Texas style towns, especially the 'Cowboy Capital of the World', Bandera. Dude ranches great for family stays of 3-7 days are all around. The 'Hill Country' place to go.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TomE1654
Reviewed 20 December 2018

This is a hidden gem. Too cold to tempt me with rope swings, but it is absolutely gorgeous. It is spring fed and crystal clear.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ripple53
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Walked down to river after eating at restaurant close by and it was beautiful. I loved all the cypress trees and the water was crystal clear. It was too cold when I visited but I’m sure it would be a great swimming spot in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great for tubing and a day of picnic. Clean waters. Good flow. Accessible from the River Oak Inn, where I stayed; and Bricks River Cafe, where I ate

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdamMoore1983
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Cool water shaded with cypress trees and little island areas for camping while kayaking. There are two damn in the Medina near the town of Medina, but you can port around them. Check water levels, can get pretty low during drought conditions.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cat2556
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Beautiful clear waters. Lots of places to stop and see the wildlife. Kids playing in ring tubes too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful river! Clear waters, A lot less people, and much more relaxing than floating the Comal in new Braunfels or the Guadalupe. We used the Medina river company to rent our tubes theyre cheap and i highly recommend! Does anybody know of any public spots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank giltc83
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8 March 2019|
Response from TomE1654 | Reviewed this property |
Best answers for current conditions of river, camp sites, etc. are likely to be available at the Banders, TX Chamber of Commerce.