7 Lazy River Summer Tubing Trips In Texas To Start Planning Now

Waterparks are great, but they don’t hold a candle to the rugged beauty of Mother Nature. Tubing is an essential summertime activity here, and these are seven of the best lazy rivers in Texas that offer some of the best floats. Who else is counting down the days?

Have you tubed any of the best lazy rivers in Texas? Which one is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts, and check out our previous article to learn more about the Comal tube chute: Everyone In Texas Should Do This Awesome Activity At Least Once.

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Best Lazy Rivers In Texas

May 01, 2021

What are some fun summer activities in Texas?

The state of Texas offers endless options for summer fun. You may choose to head out into the great outdoors on a hike and find a campground to spend the night; swim at a swimming hole, pool, or head to a waterpark; explore charming towns which are abundant around the state. There are also some man-made lazy rivers you can check out like the one at BSR Cable Park in Waco. At 5,280 feet, this happens to be the longest lazy river in the world. As you can see, there are more than enough choices to keep you busy all summer long. For more ideas on what to add to your summer activities list, visit our previous article.

Does Texas have any beaches?

When you think about Texas, the word 'beach' is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Although the state is not known for its beaches, it does have a substantial coastline of 367 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. And with all that coastline comes some beach destinations like South Padre Island, which is quite popular with tourists especially during the summer months. If you want a beach that’s not overrun with tourists, head to Mustang Island State Park which has some of the most pristine white sand you can find in Texas.  

Are there any amusement parks in Texas?

Yes, Texas has its fair share of amusement parks and there’s one that’s actually located right on the beach in South Padre Island. Gravity Park has everything you could want for a fun time - rides, games, go-karts, mini-golf, and more! What better place to spend the day than here and the beach. Another little-known place you may want to visit is ZDT’s Amusement Park near Austin which features a pretty epic wooden roller coaster and a water park.