Activities Abound at Pecan Park Riverside RV & Cabins and the San Marcos River!

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January 19, 2016

The San Marcos River is a wonder only nature can provide. It starts from a crystal clear underground spring. The abundant foliage along the river’s edge gives the feeling of being in a jungle . There are many native wild creatures, fish, and birds that call this area home.

Pecan Park Riverside RV Park Aerial view of RV park with blue skies the campground is set in a large grove of green pecan trees  (it’s Pecan Paradise!), offering a scenic, peaceful location of 24 acres along the San Marcos River, where you’ll find  fuzzy and feathered friends scrambling around the native pecan trees at the park.

Side view of large black, grey and white motorhome with green umbrella and chairs out frontWhen you stay there, you’ll be immersed in a lush, quiet atmosphere. The mild winters in San Marcos make it a prime destination for “Snowbirds” and other “Winter Texans”.

Local humidity is less than that of the coastal cities and, averaging only 30 inches of precipitation per year, there is no real “rainy season.”

San Marcos is a quiet community located on the edge of the “Texas Hill Country”, just 30 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio. Pecan Park is located along the San Marcos River, giving you easy access to all the San Marcos area has to offer:

Beautiful lake with green trees on left side and grassy area and rock wallActivities abound in and around the San Marcos River and at Pecan Park Riverside RV Park you can be as active or relaxed as you like!


  • Fishing
  • Drop in a line and see if you can reel in a smallmouth black bass, largemouth brown bass, catfish and perch!
  • Floating
  • Canoes & kayaks available for rent from TG Canoe Livery right next door.
  • The San Marcos River is the home of the Texas Water Safari, “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race.”
  • Tubing
  • Tubes can now be rented from the Pecan Park Office.
  • Swimming


  • Bird (and Squirrel) Watching
  • Hiking
  • Cave Exploring
  • Shopping

Take a short 20 mile drive to the New Braunfels and Gruene area to enjoy the historic heart of the Texas Hill Country. Both towns are steeped in 19th century charm while also offering a wide array of great activities and attractions to explore. Visit the oldest dancehall in Texas – Gruene Hall.

Georgetown: 1 ½ hours north of Pecan Park is Georgetown, another haven of attractions and activities to enjoy. Explore Inner Space Caverns, gardens, museums and much more!

Austin: The Capital City of Texas is only 30 miles to the north of Pecan Park. Austin is considered the Live Music Capital of Texas, with a wide array of venues that provide a broad spectrum of musical styles to enjoy. Beyond the music, Austin is also the home of the University of Texas, dining that ranges from four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, world-class shopping, the National Wildflower Research Center, the Texas State History Museum & IMAX® Theater, exciting events and so much more!

San Antonio: San Antonio is only 50 miles south of the campground. The eighth largest city in the United States, San Antonio retains a true sense of history and tradition and blends in modern features. See the Institute of Texan Cultures, The Alamo and the entertaining River Walk. The city has always been a crossroads of the sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South.

Learn more about the memorable San Marcos River camping that awaits you at Pecan Park Riverside RV Park

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