Sometimes, entering the Comal can be just as challenging as the tubing itself. This is because of the great deal of tubers that are always trying to get in on the tubing fun from the beginning of the summer to its end.
Therefore, knowing the optimal spots to enter the Comal can go a long way towards easing your tubing experience. It’s not uncommon to have to wait in a line to enter the river, whether at an entry spot itself or in a tube rental facility.
Picking the right entry spot for you
If you are finding yourself at the wrong end of long lines forming in front of the Comal, you might want to consider another point of entry. Despite its relative shortness, the river is still long enough for one to comfortably enter through several spots and still have as much fun as possible.
If the standard entry is too crowded, consider driving to either Prince Solms Park or Hinman Island. Aside from being great picnic ventures, these parks both offer not only an entry point into the river but also a spot alongside the river where tubers can stop in order to rest. However, both of these parks can get very crowded during peak tubing times, especially Hinman Island. Parking can also be quite an issue here, so you might only have luck using one of these two parks if you are making your way there on a motorbike or bicycle or, alternatively, by foot.
Using shuttles for a speedy arrival
You can also use the shuttle provided by some of the tube rental companies. If this interests you, choose to rent a tube from a company that also offers shuttle services as part of their package. Once you have rented a tube, this shuttle will offer to take you, your family and friends as well as several other tubers to an appropriate entry spot where you will be able to easily enter the river.
Comal River has long been considered one of New Braunfels’ gems and it is often the reason why tourists visit the city; often, everything else will be secondary. This is due to the fact that the river is an immensely popular tubing destination, providing a tubing experience like few other places in Texas.
Why everyone loves the Comal
Deemed the „longest shortest river in the world“, the Comal River instills pride in New Braunfels’ residents because of how clean it is and how many opportunities it presents. Tubing is, by far, the most popular activity on the river, and it seemingly hosts an endless amount of tubers each summer. These people come not just from all over the U.S. but also the world in order to know the charm of this delightful river.
Because of its always-cool temperature, the river is an ideal point for those looking to cool off from the very hot summers that New Braunfels and all of Texas are often known for. Aside from tubing, one can only do this by swimming, diving or even kayaking down the river, as these are also popular activities on the Comal.
The river is fed by the beautiful Comal Springs, giving it a steady flow rate even in the face of the possibility of rainfall. The combination of Native American treasure that was dropped in the springs and found its way into the river with the many valuables that tubers drop make the aforementioned diving a surprisingly popular activity for opportunists, both in the form of snorkeling as well as scuba diving.
Why the Comal is the river to be at
With how the Guadalupe has dried up in recent times, the Comal became an even more preferred choice for water recreationists in the area, almost making a visit to it mandatory. Even during the winter season, the Comal continues to offer residents and visitors alike something in the form of a beautiful sight they can marvel at.