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Tubing Capitol of Texas Re-Opens After Early June Flooding



15 days after a 12-inch down­pour New Braunfels, the tub­ing capi­tol of Texas, is back! Families wel­come again for float­ing and tub­ing over sum­mer vacation.

Tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, New Braunfels, Texas

Tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, New Braunfels, Texas

Jump in,” said Comal County Judge Danny Scheel, as County and city offi­cials, local busi­ness own­ers and res­i­dents jumped in the Comal River to cel­e­brate reopen­ing the city’s pop­u­lar rivers. The Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake through the city of New Braunfels and the Comal River are open again for the summer.

The recov­ery from the storm event of June 9th has been extra­or­di­nary.” said Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Krueger. “Our rivers and other water recre­ation venues are ready to wel­come vis­i­tors along with all our other great fam­ily owned attrac­tions. There are a few other projects still in progress; how­ever, we are look­ing for­ward to a great summer.”

Only 15 days after a 12-inch down­pour focused on the New Braunfels area caused a sig­nif­i­cant rain event that washed through the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, which have made the City one of the most pop­u­lar sum­mer fam­ily vaca­tion des­ti­na­tions in Texas, New Braunfels has fully recov­ered. Thanks to extra­or­di­nary efforts by local res­i­dents, busi­nesses, city and county staff, dam­age caused by the event has been cleared from both rivers and the City’s river­side parks.

New Braunfels – the favorite sum­mer des­ti­na­tion in Texas for decades

New Braunfels has been the vaca­tion des­ti­na­tion for gen­er­a­tions of Texans. Averaging more than 1.5 mil­lion vis­i­tors every sum­mer, the city offers extra­or­di­nary water recre­ation oppor­tu­ni­ties and a family-friendly, small-town envi­ron­ment. Access to attrac­tions, park­ing, din­ing and accom­mo­da­tions is con­ve­nient, easy – and a great value.

Visitors return to New Braunfels every sum­mer for:

  • Floating & tub­ing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers
  • Schlitterbahn – the best water park & you can bring a pic­nic & park for free
  • Texas Ski Ranch extreme wake­board­ing & ski­ing – only cable lake in Texas
  • Canyon Lake – sail­ing, boat­ing, ski­ing & fishing
  • City Parks – mini train, mini golf, wad­ing pool, playscapes, spring-fed pool, skate park
  • World-class McKenna Children’s Museum
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch safari & pet­ting zoo
  • Gruene Historic District and Gruene Hall, old­est con­tin­u­ally run­ning dance hall in Texas
  • Natural Bridge Caverns/Mining Sluice/Adventure Tours
  • Sophienburg Museum & Archives German her­itage exploration
  • New Braunfels Art Guild gallery of acclaimed Texas Hill Country artists
  • Historic Downtown New Braunfels

Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Judy Young says “food­ies” have dis­cov­ered New Braunfels, too. They enjoy new places like the Red Rooster Café, Dry Comal Creek Winery, Gourmage, the New Braunfels Farmers Market, Myron’s Prime Steakhouse, McAdoos and the Liberty Bistro, along with New Braunfels icons like the New Braunfels Smokehouse, the Gristmill Restaurant, the Huisache Grill and Naegelin’s Bakery.

Located on IH35 between Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfels is an easy day trip to both for addi­tional attrac­tions.


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