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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX
Cost:
$12/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
Join us for Girl Scout Badge Day to discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs on this guided tour! Admission includes the tour, a glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center Patch. 

Check-in begins at 9:45 am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $12/person; children two and under are free. An adult must accompany children, and tickets are required for both children and adults. Registration is required. Details: http://scoutday.meadowswater.org/

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

Cancellation Policy
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your reservation for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a future program date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your reserved program due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to retain your program credit for a future date.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7540
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Meadows Center's wetland is an ecological treasure in San Marcos! Learn about its importance for wildlife and water conservation. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at familyfun.meadowswater.org. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bess Reisberg, Education Manager
bessreisberg@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us in nurturing a generation of eco-literate learners ready to make a positive impact on our planet!

In this FREE workshop, educators will explore how the concept of climate change intertwines with a deeper understanding of the local environment. By fostering a sense of place within the classroom, we can empower students to connect real-world implications of climate issues to their communities.

Through hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and curriculum integration with the latest Science TEKS, participants will leave with the confidence and tools to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in their students.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up online: https://forms.office.com/r/wep4dWfa8R
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7540
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us at the Meadows Center to welcome the first days of summer with fun games and crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at familyfun.meadowswater.org. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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 TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7540
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Meadows Center will celebrate Independence Day with field games and summer crafts perfect for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at familyfun.meadowswater.org. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 for Adults; $30 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
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.

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. 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 a maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 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:
We require five business days' notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be given an opportunity to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

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.

Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$35 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 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, all with a trained and knowledgeable guide available to answer questions.

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 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 https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/education/eco-adventures.html. 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:
$45 for Adults; $40 for Military, Veterans, & Texas State students, faculty & staff
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually 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 introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • Guided on water tour including Deep Hole, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest 

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center. No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students who would like to book the tour at a $5 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Snorkel tours are limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to swim. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. 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:
We require five business days' notice if you want to reschedule or cancel your tour for a refund. If, for any reason, we must cancel the tour (bad weather, etc.), you will be allowed to reschedule for a new date or receive a full refund. Refunds will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment. If you cannot attend your tour due to an extenuating circumstance, each case will be evaluated by Meadows Center staff for an opportunity to reschedule your tour.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8 am through Friday at 5 pm 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.

Click here for more information
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