Exploring Spring Lake: Spotlight the Springs

7:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

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

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

On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. No previous kayaking experience is necessary. All paddling gear and instruction provided by REI (please bring your own headlamp). To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats and paddling equipment at home

  • 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


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

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

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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.