River Rules

River Rules

Comal River Rules & Tubing Information

The Comal River provides a tubing or kayaking experience unlike any other! Compared to the Guadalupe River, the Comal River is known for its shorter float, calmer waters, and of course the famous tube chute! This giant concrete waterslide lies just downriver from Prince Solms Park and is one of the biggest attractions in New Braunfels from March to September.

The Comal River in New Braunfels is the shortest river in Texas and one of the shortest navigable waterways in the United States. At just 2.5 miles, the river is entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels. The water temperature is a steady 70-72 degrees year-round. The Comal river water is refreshing in the Texas summer heat and warm enough for a morning swim in winter.

Everyone must be able to swim
6 years of age and older for entire property


  • No disposable containers.
  • No glass.
  • No foam containers.
  • No littering.
  • Lifejackets are recommended for weak swimmers and children under eight.
  • No volume drinking devices.
  • No containers under 5 fluid oz.
  • Noise devices must not be audible beyond 50 feet.
  • No jumping from bridges, dams, or trees into the Comal River.
  • Coolers must have a clasp on the lid with a maximum size of 30 quarts and 1 cooler per person.
  • Vessels on the Comal River may not be over 18 feet in length.
  • Limit of two tubes per person.
  • Canoes and kayaks may not use the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River on weekends and holidays.
  • Round inflatable tubes cannot be bigger than five feet (5′) in diameter.