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Medina River

Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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The Medina River picnic area at the weekend is a vibrant place full of locals in their big trucks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Medina Kayak

The river was low and slow but we were the only ones on the river. It was so peaceful and beautiful.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne S
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The portion of this river inside Hill Country State Natural Area is great for a swim.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“city park” (6 reviews)
“low water” (3 reviews)
Bandera, TX
+1 830-796-3600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Medina River picnic area at the weekend is a vibrant place full of locals in their big trucks with their bbqs. It looks like a great place to swim and cool down, or climb up trees and jump out into the water below! We...More

Thank scw0790
Reviewed 1 week ago

The river was low and slow but we were the only ones on the river. It was so peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Medina has many beautiful rivers. We found a great swimming hole that was deep and crystal clear. Peaceful and plenty of wildlife around.

2  Thank IdahoKate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river was great, even though it was a little low...We had 5 kids from 7 to 17, and all had a great time!

Thank terramagg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful afternoon and the water is so clear! It is not the fastest float-about 2 hours to go a mile. But the trees offer a lot of shade and the water is refreshing without being too cold. The river is better for families...More

2  Thank TortolaLvr2009
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Always a fun and beautiful trip. Cousin lives close by and we enjoy taking our kids down to the river! Will always return when we're in the area.

Thank nicolefalt
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Medina River is breath taking, the water is beautiful clean and clear. would love to come back and spend more time here

Thank sbraud
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Mayan Dude Ranch and went to the Medina River the last 3 days. Although the temp was 101 today the river was a cool resort since there was lots of shade. It is truly beautiful!

1  Thank Rita51
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We visited medina river whilst staying at Dixie dude ranch up the road. It was beautiful and we had the most beautiful photos here. Very scenic and definitely worth a stop when visiting bandera

Thank poenrich
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to boat and swim very clean water and friendly people around. Had a really nice time out there.

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Christina S
9 August 2017|
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Response from KBreezyMofo | Reviewed this property |
You can float but the river is very slow as there is a dam at the end and people usually don't go up the river far enough to float. its a great place to go swimming and bbq.
25 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We went in April. Did not see and tubes at this time of the year.
5 May 2017|
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Response from Texascouple9290 | Reviewed this property |
Fishing is allowed but I have never seen anyone catch anything?