Canoeing San Marcos

San Marcos River, Texas
Trip Overview

Join the Adventure Trip Program as we float, swim, and paddle down the San Marcos River and enjoy the beautiful natural habitat!  We’ll break for a picnic lunch, on us! 

The San Marcos River is known as the “cleanest river in Texas.” The river springs to life from the Edwards Aquifer, creating a beautiful clear-running river that remains a cool 72 degrees year-round. The upper San Marcos River is one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems known in the southwestern United States and has a number of endemic species that are isolated to the upper 4.5 miles of the river. 

Trip Dates: May 4, 2019. Register by Friday, April 30. 

Trip Rating: Beginners Welcome / Moderate Level of Activity

Pricing: $50 - UT students/RecSports members / $60 - Non-member price 

Important Dates and Times

Pre-Trip Meeting Information

What to Bring

What RecSports Provides

Cancellations and Refunds 

Important Dates and Times
  Date Time Location
Cancellation Date 4/26 5:00pm  
Pre-Trip Meeting 5/2 6:30pm Outdoor Rental Center - Gregory Gym 2.104
Trip Departure 5/4 7:00am Gregory Gym
Trip Return 5/4 6:00pm Gregory Gym

Pre-Trip Meeting Information
  • Date and time: Thursday, May 2 at 6:30pm.
  • Location: Outdoor Rental Center, Gregory Gym 2.104
  • Pre-trip meetings are mandatory for all participants. Participants who do not attend the pre-trip meeting for the adventure trip they are registered for will forfeit their spot on the trip and will not be eligible for a refund.

What to Bring

The following list is meant to assist you in determining what equipment you will need to bring.  Trip guides will review this list at the pre-trip meeting and will make changes and suggestions as needed.

  • Clothes – comfortable, quick-dry fabrics you can get wet
  • Athletic shoes you can get wet or river sandals with straps (no flip flops)
  • Extra pair of shoes and dry clothes for ride home
  • Rain gear – jacket and pants
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Hat
  • Bandana
  • Water bottles or hydration pack - at least 2 liters (no glass)
  • Personal items: toiletries, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, personal medications, etc.
  • Pack to carry your items
  • Money for food during drive 

What RecSports Provides
  • Transportation 
  • Park access
  • Food during non-driving part of trip
  • All group gear 

Cancellations and Refunds
  • Cancellation Date: Friday, April 26 by 5:00pm. No refunds will be given after this date.
  • Refunds will be issued, minus a $20 administrative fee for those participants who cancel by 5:00pm on the cancellation date.
  • Click here to learn more about Adventure Trip policies. 

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