Texas June 17, 2017
10 Lazy Rivers In Texas That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
It’s already over 90 degrees in my neck of the woods, and it isn’t even officially summer yet! It’s only going to get hotter from here – and that means frequent trips to the nearest water park need to start like, yesterday. There’s no better way to beat the heat than immersing yourself in a lazy river and floating the day away. Here are ten of the absolute best in Texas:
1. BSR Cable Park (Waco)
This is the longest lazy river in the world, clocking in at just under a mile (that's 5,280 feet!). It's perfect for a long, leisurely float on a hot summer's day.
2. Schlitterbahn (New Braunfels)
There are several lazy rivers at this iconic water park: a normal, relaxing one, one full of waves that'll have you bobbing up and down in your tube, and one with raging rapids and a conveyor belt. Choose your adventure!
3. Schlitterbahn (Galveston)
Schlitterbahn Galveston has the same three rivers as the original (except you aren't quite as packed like sardines here). Try them all out, pick your favorite, and float the day away!
4. Hawaiian Falls (Waco, Mansfield, Garland, The Colony, and Roanoke)
There's nothing particularly special about Hawaiian Falls' lazy rivers, but they're not really supposed to be special. All you need is blue water, a tube, and some shade - all of which you'll find here. I mean, how refreshing does that look? I'm ready to jump in!
5. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Arlington)
This lazy river winds around the entire park, letting you take a look at all the rides and decide what you want to get on next. It's slow moving, shallow, and the ideal destination for relaxation.
6. Great Wolf Lodge (Grapevine)
Who said indoor water parks were lame? Great Wolf Lodge is anything but - especially its lazy river. By far the best part is getting to lay back on your tube with no possibility of getting sunburned.
7. Castaway Cove Waterpark (Wichita Falls)
Nellie's Rolling River is conveniently connected to the water park's beach and wave pool, so you might never have to leave the water! Sounds like a perfect setup to me.
8. Wet 'N' Wild Splashtown (Spring)
SplashTown is one of the most popular parks in Texas, and for good reason. It's just plain fun, and the lazy river is no exception. It has plenty of shade, fun little water features along the way, and takes you past plenty of thrilling rides in the park to keep the adrenaline alive even on your relaxing float.
9. SeaWorld Aquatica (San Antonio)
It's a river ride with a translucent ceiling and dozens of majestic stingrays overhead. Need I say more?
10. The Comal (New Braunfels)
I figured I'd throw in a real river since tubing is our favorite pastime here in Texas. Summer wouldn't be the same without a long float down the Comal!
For a few more awesome water parks to visit this summer, check out
These 15 Waterparks In Texas Are Going To Make Your Summer AWESOME.
Have you ever tubed at any of these places? What’s your favorite lazy river to float during the summer months?