Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Tx.

Kate tosses spring water under a canopy of trees.
Kate tosses spring water under a canopy of trees.

Not very well hidden, in a small college town centered in Texas, there’s a bit of spring water that will knock your aqua socks off!  The area here, and in New Braunfels, gets more rainfall than most of the rest of Texas and it shows.  The clear spring water from Aquarena Springs flows generously and chilled waterfalls dot the way.

striking a pose at Aquarena Springs...

Katya and I paid a visit to the area during a hot Labor Day afternoon.  It was a partly cloudy day and the water got chilly fast, when the sun dipped below the trees.  Considering the holiday weekend, but factoring in the small size of San Marcos, it was a comfortable sized crowd that gathered.


The sign says, no alcohol, but we weren’t alone in cracking open a few beers.  Keeping the area clean and safe comes first.  With some careful planning, accommodations can be made to skirt any hassles.  Both, the law and from a guilty conscience.  Think smart, and you deserve a beer while soaking your feet in the spring water.