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Location:
211 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Meadows Center's Guided Stand-Up Paddling Tours at Spring Lake provide a new way to experience the headwaters of the San Marcos River! Floating on top of the crystal-clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, paddlers can look forward to learning about the unique history of Spring Lake, one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America, and the protection of its critical habitat, which supports eight endangered and threatened species. Paddlers can also anticipate seeing a variety of wildlife such as turtles, fish, and aquatic plants on their tour, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided stand-up paddling tour
Space is limited to eight people per tour, and participants must be 12 years or older. The weight limit for the stand-up paddleboards is 285 pounds. All gear such as life jackets, paddleboards, and paddles will be provided by the Meadows Center. Beginner and experienced stand-up paddlers are welcome.

To learn more about participant requirements and to register for a stand-up paddling tour, visit www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/Education/PaddlingTours. To schedule a private or group stand-up paddling tour, email springlaketours@txstate.edu.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$9/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Rain or shine, the Earth is our home. Join us in learning the ins and outs of weather vs. climate. This program will inspire you to be a protector of green spaces and empower you to teach others about the importance of water conservation as we all navigate Earth’s changing climate.

Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

About the Spring Lake Outdoor Academy
This series of classes is designed for K-12th students to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place on one Tuesday of each month from September-December. Prior registration is required (limit 40). Each class includes a boat ride and other activities that vary from class to class. Homeschool students are encouraged to register. Learn more: OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$9/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Rain or shine, the Earth is our home. Join us in learning the ins and outs of weather vs. climate. This program will inspire you to be a protector of green spaces and empower you to teach others about the importance of water conservation as we all navigate Earth’s changing climate.

Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

About the Spring Lake Outdoor Academy
This series of classes is designed for K-12th students to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place on one Tuesday of each month from September-December. Prior registration is required (limit 40). Each class includes a boat ride and other activities that vary from class to class. Homeschool students are encouraged to register. Learn more: OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org

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Location:
211 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Meadows Center's Guided Stand-Up Paddling Tours at Spring Lake provide a new way to experience the headwaters of the San Marcos River! Floating on top of the crystal-clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, paddlers can look forward to learning about the unique history of Spring Lake, one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America, and the protection of its critical habitat, which supports eight endangered and threatened species. Paddlers can also anticipate seeing a variety of wildlife such as turtles, fish, and aquatic plants on their tour, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided stand-up paddling tour
Space is limited to eight people per tour, and participants must be 12 years or older. The weight limit for the stand-up paddleboards is 285 pounds. All gear such as life jackets, paddleboards, and paddles will be provided by the Meadows Center. Beginner and experienced stand-up paddlers are welcome.

To learn more about participant requirements and to register for a stand-up paddling tour, visit www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/Education/PaddlingTours. To schedule a private or group stand-up paddling tour, email springlaketours@txstate.edu.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
211 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
This free event is perfect for children of all ages. Come enjoy the winter-themed craft stations, snacks, and games! Bring your friends and family out to enjoy the crisp cool air, while also taking in the beauty of Spring Lake. Family Fun Days are open to the public - pre-registration is not required.

Learn more at http://FamilyFun.MeadowsWater.org.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX
Cost:
$10/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Ticket Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn about the importance of water and how to conserve it! In this 2-hour guided tour, scouts will fulfill the LOVE Water and SAVE Water portion of the “Wonders of Water Journey Badge.” Admission includes a guided tour of unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs, a glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center patch.

Check-in begins at 9:45am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required.

*Note: The Meadows Center does not distribute official scout badges. Individuals must purchase those through Girl Scouts of the USA.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$9/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In honor of World Wetlands Day, we will take you on an adventure through the Meadows Center’s prized wetlands to learn all about the plants and animals that call the wetlands home!

Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

Get $1 off each class when you register for the entire semester! 

About the Spring Lake Outdoor Academy
This series of classes is designed for K-12th students to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place on one Tuesday of each month from February-May. Prior registration is required (limit 40). Each class includes a boat ride and other activities that vary from class to class. Homeschool students are encouraged to register. Learn more: OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$9/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In honor of World Wetlands Day, we will take you on an adventure through the Meadows Center’s prized wetlands to learn all about the plants and animals that call the wetlands home!

Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

Get $1 off each class when you register for the entire semester! 

About the Spring Lake Outdoor Academy
This series of classes is designed for K-12th students to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place on one Tuesday of each month from February-May. Prior registration is required (limit 40). Each class includes a boat ride and other activities that vary from class to class. Homeschool students are encouraged to register. Learn more: OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org

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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$10/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
In this 2-hour tour, scouts will fulfill all the requirements for the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Badge,” except for the Take Action project. Scouts will experience citizen science initiatives first-hand, while exploring the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Admission includes the tour, a glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center patch.

Check-in begins at 9:45am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required.

*Note: The Meadows Center does not distribute official scout badges. Individuals must purchase those through Girl Scouts of the USA.
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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$10/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
In this 2-hour guided tour, scouts will fulfill all the requirements for the “Into the Wild” badge while learning about the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Admission includes the tour, glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center patch.

Check-in begins at 9:45am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required. Details: scoutday.meadowswater.org

*Note: The Meadows Center does not distribute official scout badges. Individuals must purchase those through Boy Scouts of America.
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