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The Meadows Center's park and tours will be closed to the public Monday, Jan. 10 - Friday, Jan. 14 for routine maintenance and staff development. Normal operations will resume on Saturday, Jan. 15. If you have any questions, call 512.245.7590.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$10/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
In this 2-hour tour, scouts will fulfill all the requirements for the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Badge,” except for the Take Action project. Scouts will experience citizen science initiatives first-hand, while exploring the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Admission includes the tour, a glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center patch.

Check-in begins at 9:45am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required.

*Note: The Meadows Center does not distribute official scout badges. Individuals must purchase those through Girl Scouts of the USA.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$10/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
In this 2-hour guided tour, scouts will fulfill all the requirements for the “Into the Wild” badge while learning about the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Admission includes the tour, glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center patch.

Check-in begins at 9:45am at the Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required. Details: scoutday.meadowswater.org

*Note: The Meadows Center does not distribute official scout badges. Individuals must purchase those through Boy Scouts of America.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$8/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Join us for a morning of fun-filled aquatic adventure as we explore Spring Lake and Sink Creek. Students will learn how to gather samples and test water quality by determining the types of bugs and other aquatic critters that live within each waterbody. Children will not be getting in the water, though they may want to wear shoes they don’t mind getting wet! This program includes a glass-bottom boat tour.

Registration is required. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 8:45am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

This series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the outdoor series.
Learn more at OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
$8/person; children 2 and under are free.
Contact:
Spring Lake Education Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Beat the summer heat in our Discovery Hall/Aquarium during our Dive into Learning homeschool day! Students will learn all about the endangered and threatened species that live in, around, and under Spring Lake. We will also get the opportunity to speak with one of our aquarium staff and learn all about what they do to keep our aquarium happy and healthy. This program includes a glass-bottom boat tour.

Registration is required. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 8:45am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

This series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the outdoor series.
Learn more at OutdoorAcademy.MeadowsWater.org.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$40/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Spring Lake Guided Kayak Tours provides low-impact educational fun on top of the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. The water here is 72 degrees year-round, home to seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The 1.5-hour experience includes:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Check-in, safety, and skills debrief
  • Hour-long guided kayak tour

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a life jacket, kayak, and a light (evening class only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is pre-approved. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and maximum of 8. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
The Spring Lake Kayak Program is limited to paddlers aged 12 and up. Participants must be able to paddle their own boat. Comfort around deep water and experience with kayaking is required.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for kayaking. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.

NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

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more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$45/person
Contact:
Spring Lake Tour Office,
springlaketours@txstate.edu
512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program which provides low-impact educational fun in the spring-fed, crystal clear waters of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest continually inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

The introductory course will include:

  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour and show ability to snorkel in open water
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs, and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)

All gear will be provided by the Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit (optional), goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and dive light (evening classes only). No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Live jackets must be worn at all times. Courses are limited to a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. For larger groups, inquiries should be sent to springlaketours@txstate.edu.

*Military and Texas State University staff, faculty, and students that would like to book the tour at a $10 discounted rate should reach out to the Spring Lake Tours Office at springlaketours@txstate.edu.


Participant Requirements:
Splash into Science is limited to swimmers aged 12 and up. *Participants must be able to swim and be able to pass a swim test. Comfort around deep water and experience with snorkeling is required. Participants must arrive in a clean, washed swimsuit to prevent the spread of invasive species like Zebra Mussels.

All participants should be in good mental and physical fitness for snorkeling. A signed waiver is required for all participants stating that they will not hold Texas State University or the Meadows Center liable for any injury that may occur.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to the event, you will receive half of the total amount paid. The amount refunded will be applied to the credit card that was used for payment.

Parking Information:
All visitors are required to display a parking permit Monday at 8am through Friday at 5pm to park in the Meadows Center parking lot. One day temporary permits are available for purchase at the kiosk in the parking lot for $3. The kiosk takes credit cards only.


NOTE: Classes have a 2-guest minimum. You will be notified if the minimum number of guests has not been reached. Registration closes 2 days prior to the tour date. If registration has closed for your desired date, please contact our Ticket Kiosk at 512.245.7590 to check availability.

Click here for more information
more about event