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New Braunfels Ready For Tubers This Weekend

May 24, 2016

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The City of New Braunfels is getting ready for a busy Memorial Day weekend of tubers on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers.

The city has implemented a new $2 river access fee on the Comal for people who bring their own tubes on weekends and holidays this summer.

“That’s the same $2 that anybody pays when they go to an outfitter,” said New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Judy Young. “So, it’s really just a very minimal amount of money – less than a cup of coffee – to help us take care of our beautiful resources.”

Both rivers are expected to be flowing nicely this weekend.  The Guadalupe River is currently flowing at about 5,000 cubic feet per second while the Army Corps of Engineers tries to get the level of Canyon Lake back to normal. The Corps will be reducing that release to 400 CFS for the holiday weekend.

You can get tubing information at and take a look at lots of activities in New Braunfels this weekend at