Add to your experience and explore springs not seen on the 30-minute tour.
Take a stroll through our floating boardwalk and learn about the importance of wetlands.
Last boat goes out 30 minutes before closing. Hours vary according to the season and weather. Glass-bottom boat tours run continuously 30 minutes after opening until 30 minutes before closing. 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.
Monday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 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 physical 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 two stop lights, over the railroad crossing and turn right at San Marcos Springs Drive (across from Bobcat Stadium). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
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.
As per Texas State University Parking Services policy, all vehicles parked at The Meadows Center must display a valid Texas State parking permit from 7:00pm Sunday until 5:00pm Friday. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth. If you visit the park on the weekend (between 5pm Friday – 7pm Sunday), you do not need to pay for a parking permit.
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.