Water Recreation

Dive in to New Braunfels. There might be other places that have as many uses for water as New Braunfels does, but we don’t know any. New Braunfels has Schlitterbahn, a world class water park, and two clear, clean rivers wind through town – the Comal and the Guadalupe – and Canyon Lake is just minutes away.

Slip into your bathing suit and go fishing, rafting, kayaking, skiing, tubing, or swimming. Check out Texas Ski Ranch where you can practice wakeboarding without  boat! Jump in to Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, rated America’s best water park, featuring 65 acres of water slides, tube chutes, three uphill water coasters, a wave pool, inland body boarding, children’s play areas and lots of other ways to keep cool.

Tour lovely Landa Park on a miniature train, view the Comal Springs – the largest springs in Texas. Enjoy the cool wonderful spring fed pool at the park Aquatic Complex.

Official Tubing Site –


Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Summer, fun, and Schlitterbahn!  Come play today!  Surf the Boogie Bahn, blast up water coasters, float the longest tube chutes anywhere, splash in great kiddie pools, and sip a cold drink in a bubbling hot tub!  Visit the best—visit Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.  It doesn’t get any hotter or cooler in the summertime than Schlitterbahn!

There’s too much to do in one day – Stay AND Play! It’s the ultimate Schlitterbahn experience: The Resort at Schlitterbahn, located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River and surrounding the waterpark in New Braunfels.

A few thousand years ago ancient people celebrated Winter Solstice with a huge party to beat away the darkness, bringing out a few tokens of the summer season. To keep that ancient tradition going we found ten things you add to that Schlitterbahn season pass you bought on sale. These [...]
Mon, Dec 19, 2016
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Black tubes can only be used in the river section because of a little thing called chlorine. When Schlitterbahn New Braunfels opened it's first chlorinated section, aka, Surfenburg, the classic black tubes left marks everywhere they rubbed against the walls of rides during testing. Apparently, chlorine and rubber don't play well. Now you'll only find black tubes at the Main park happily coexisting with water from the Comal River in New Braunfels.nb-tube
When you are one of the most beloved brands in the waterpark biz, most folks feel like they know all there is to know. But since we are celebrating 50 years of family fun, we thought we'd clarify a few things: Schlitterbahn was a resort way before it was a waterpark. [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
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Happy Holidays everyone! With the winter weather settling here in Texas, it's safe to say it definitely IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Just like you, I too am sad to have to trade my Schlitterbahn tube for tinsel but that means it's time to rock all the winter [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
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Corpus Christi room layout
When you come to Corpus Christi, you'll have a wide array of choices when it comes to lodging. Because of our unique design and tremendous interconnectivity, you can have a one, two, or three bedroom suites just by asking us to open up adjacent doors! Our staff favorites are the quiet [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
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There is nothing more we love at Schlitterbahn than participating and getting to know the community our waterparks are in. Our Staff Services team at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island is a leading example of investing in your community. For the past four years Brad Fitch, the SPI Human Resources Director, has [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
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Welcome back! Here at Schlitterbahn we offer a wide variety of vacation home options for guests looking to make the most of their trip to our area, whether it's for a summer waterpark visit or a hill country getaway. As you tour through our accommodations you will find that each [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
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Welcome back! Are you looking to spend a few days in New Braunfels with your family? Why not stay at the Resort at Schlitterbahn and play at the world's best waterpark?! The Resort at Schlitterbahn offers guests a wide variety of vacation home options for guests looking to make the [...]
Tue, Nov 22, 2016
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Papa Bob and one of his 7 grandchildren, JJ.
Below is the eulogy Gary Henry, Bob Henry's eldest son, gave at his services. Robert Henry, known affectionately to those that he worked with as Mr. Bob, and to his family as Papa, went to be with his Lord and Savior this past Monday. He went peacefully, knowing that he [...]
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
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Mr. Bob
Mr. Bob The man who developed the world's first waterpark and resort from the banks of the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, building it into one of the most respected and admired waterpark brands in America, passed away on October 31, 2016 at the age of 89. Bob Henry will be [...]
Thu, Nov 03, 2016
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Even though school is back in session for most people, it's still not too late to come enjoy the last few weeks of summer we have left! One way I like to celebrate the end of our summer season is by stocking up on all my favorite Schlitterbahn items during our [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
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Texas Ski Ranch

The Texas Ski Ranch is a 70-acre action sports paradise that has something for everyone. Spend the day out on the cable lake wakeboarding and waterskiing, hit the skate park, jump around or simply lounge around snacking on the best fish tacos in town.

We have amazing coaches for private lessons, summer camps and an awesome after school program. On top of that our staff is amazing and are here any time to give you pointers and show all there is to know about TSR!  TSR is also a great venue to host your next party, meeting or corporate team build. We have plenty of space, a private party room and creative staff to make sure your event runs smoothly and is one-of-a-kind! Not to mention we have the best catering around from Wahoo’s Fish Taco!

While you’re here drop into TSR’s Board Shop to check out the seasons’ latest trends in apparel and find everything you need for the lake scene from sunglasses to waterproof watches, TOMS, bikinis, sunscreen and more.  TSR has top of the line wakeboards, wakeskates and skateboards and staff to help you choose exactly what you need.

If you’re on the market for a new boat, check out our newest partner Malibu Boats and Axis Wake!  Texas Malibu is the largest exclusive inboard sales and service center in Texas with a location right here at TSR!

Want to relax and watch the action, spend some time up at TSR’s bar and grill, Wahoo’s Fish Taco. With unique flavors of Mexico, Brazil and Asia combined with a Hawaiian north-shore vibe this unique cuisine is sure to please. Whether you’ve worked up an appetite on the lake, or just want to head to the beach after a long day, Wahoo’s is the perfect place to unwind with a cold drink and great food, with some of the best views around.

Comal River

Spring up in New Braunfels! The Comal River is a beautiful pristine spring-fed natural flowing body of water that has been the pinnacle attraction for New Braunfels for generations. The headwaters spring up from the Edwards Aquifer, flowing through Landa Park, passing Downtown New Braunfels, bordering Schlitterbahn Waterpark and eventually merging with the Guadalupe River.

The Comal River in New Braunfels is one of the shortest navigable waterways in the United States. The water temperature is a steady 70-72 degrees year round, which makes it refreshing in the Texas summer heat and warm enough for a morning swim in the winter months.

One of the most popular things to do on the Comal River in New Braunfels is tube it! It's pretty simple actually, just grab your swimsuit and head to the nearest River Outfitter. For regulations and a travel planner visit

Seeking a less drenched approach? Why not, take a stroll through Landa Park and try your hand at paddle boating or canoeing.





Guadalupe River

Down along the Guadalupe, In New Braunfels! The Guadalupe River has headwaters near Kerrville, TX where it eventually flows into Canyon Lake, then it is released; creating what most Texans know as the epicenter for summer tubing and year round fishing! Many visitors stay along River Road and enjoy the Guadalupe or "Guad" as the locals call it, from their campsite or cabin.

Water Oriented Recreation District Recommended Recreational Flows:

Up to 500 cfs   Recreational
500 - 750 cfs   Challenging
750 - 1000 cfs   Strenuous
1000 - 3000 cfs   Extreme Caution; Tubing Not Recommended
3000+ cfs   Dangerous; Guided Rafts Suggested

For regulations and a travel planner visit

Since the water released from Canyon Lake fluctuates it is best to contact one of our many experienced River Outfitters to ensure you have a great time on the water.


Hill Country Coast


The Hill Country Coast is our name for Canyon Lake and the recreational attractions along the Guadalupe river.

Splash - River outfitters are standing by to help you make the most of your tubing adventure.

Stay - Bring your friends and family and stay for the weekend. Or longer!

Savor - Enjoy some of the best bars and restaurants the Texas Hill Country has to offer.

River Road

River Road, one of the most scenic roads in Texas, not only provides you with a relaxing view but also many campgrounds & RV Parks, cabins, vacation rental homes, river outfitters, and of course some great year round fishing. Just minutes from New Braunfels, the Historic District of Gruene, Canyon Lake, and Whitewater Amphitheater.

River Road winds its way along the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels to Canyon Lake featuring 4 crossings. River Road is outside of the New Braunfels City Limits and is governed by the Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD). For updated regulations and river data visit their website, or call (830) 907-2300.

Lower Guadalupe River Map

New Braunfels Parks - Aquatics

The Aquatics Division for the City of New Braunfels encompasses two facilities, the Landa Park Aquatic Complex and the City Tube Chute, as well as numerous aquatic programs to offer diverse recreational opportunities to our residents of all ages and interests.

Aquatic Facilities
Aquatic Programs & Events
Swim Lessons
Rentals & Birthday Parties
City Tube Chute


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