new braunfels lakeIf there is a better way to cool off from the hot southern sun than floating down a Texas river or submerging yourself beneath a New Braunfels lake, then we would like to know it! Use this guide and take some time to relax and splash around during your family vacation with New Braunfels Escapes.

Horseshoe Loop on the Guadalupe River

Easily one of the most popular water activities in the New Braunfels area is tubing the great Guadalupe River. The most famous portion of the river, Horseshoe Loop (shaped like – you guessed it – a horseshoe), takes between one half and two hours to float depending on the river levels. While floating on down the loop, you will encounter a variety of fun conditions and obstacles. Be prepared to rush through rapids, meander past ‘Tree Island’ and ‘Party Rock,’ and observe the beautiful ‘Bodacious Bluffs,’ ending with a relaxing straight-away down the ‘Lazy Leg.’ Rent tubes and schedule a shuttle to pick you up with River Sports Tubes!

Texas Ski Ranch

For a more extreme water experience than tubing down the river, head over to Texas Ski Ranch! This human-made New Braunfels lake and water sports facility is world-renowned as one of the best and biggest of its kind. Take advantage of this extreme and unique location and kick your vacation up a level. Learn and enjoy almost every board sport imaginable, including wakeboarding, water-skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. If you don’t feel like getting wet, be sure to check out the paintball course and trampoline park! Relax after a long day of sporting by lounging on the ranch’s sandy beaches or watching some live entertainment in the on-site bar and restaurant!

Canyon Lake

Another great option to get your water-activity-fix in is Canyon Lake! As the deepest lake in Texas (with an average of 43 feet deep) Canyon Lake is an ideal fishing destination. This beautiful lake is a Texas fishing dream and stocked full of bass and catfish. Along with fishing, Canyon lake is a perfect location for swimming and sprawling out on the beach. Experience the carefree lake vibes while visiting the Lakeside Grill, multiple yacht clubs, and the Canyon Lake Marina in this lovely New Braunfels lake community. Escape from that hot Texas sun and relax on the water while vacationing with New Braunfels Escapes. Call or visit our website now, and let us help you make your stay fun and memorable for the whole family!