Exploring Spring Lake: Kayak Tour


$39 for REI Members

$45 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 10 people

Explore the headwaters of the San Marcos River, a beloved local treasure, in this relaxing kayak tour of Spring Lake. The crystal clear waters of this spring-fed lake offer a look at one of the most stunning natural resources in Texas. Learn about this sensitive resource and the endangered species that live in and around it. You'll float over calm waters and witness a unique and diverse ecosystem. We've got exclusive access to this lake by kayak, and we can't wait to share this treasure with you. Ideal for anyone - no prior experience required. We can't wait to paddle with you!

  • Basic on-the-water instruction
  • Further understanding of kayaking
  • Experience paddling at an exclusive location
  • Learn about Spring Lake's natural history and the importance of its diverse ecosystem

What to bring with you


This class will take place at Spring Lake in San Marcos, TX. There is a $3 parking fee in the main parking lot - debit/credit cards are accepted. You will receive a reminder email 72 hours before your class

Map image of Spring Lake at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University

More directions and information

Spring Lake is located off Aquarena Springs Drive in San Marcos. Turn into the property via San Marcos Springs Drive, and park in the first parking lot, next to the ticket booth. There is a $3/day parking fee. Restrooms and water foundations are available. Meet the REI instructor(s) at the ticket booth. Please leave all valuables in your car. Dry bags will be provided for keys. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call 512-482-3357 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.