Vehicles parked at The Meadows Center must display a valid Texas State University parking permit between 7:00pm Sunday - 5:00pm Friday. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth.
Monday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), Winter Break (Dec 18 - 25), and New Year's Eve and Day (Dec 31-Jan 1).
The address of the ticket kiosk is 201 San Marcos Springs Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666. From IH-35, take exit (206) and travel west from the light. Continue on Aquarena Springs Drive through 2 stop lights over the railroad crossing and turn left onto Post Road. Then turn right at San Marcos Springs Drive (across from Bobcat Stadium). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
(Note: TXDOT will have Aquarena Springs Drive under construction from now until late 2017. We will post detour information here for any closures that may impact these directions.)
The Meadows Center staff will do our very best to meet any special needs of our visitors. The Wetlands Walk and Discovery Hall are all wheelchair accessible, however our glass-bottom boats are not. Our staff can provide boarding assistance to individuals able to leave the wheelchair at the dock. There are two steps from the dock to board the boat and each boat has a handrail to help guests board. Please see the photo of the boat dock below.
We accept all major credit cards, checks, purchase orders, money orders, and cash.
Boats run unless there is severe weather such as lightning or strong winds. Please call ahead if you have any questions about us being open: 512.245.7570.