Welcome to Great Gonzo’s Tubes

The most comfortable shuttles!
The best takeout!

Great Gonzo Tube Rentals near Texas State in San Marcos


Looking for the best prices on the San Marcos River…..we have them
Tired of being hauled around in scalding hot school buses? – Our shuttles are FAST and AIR CONDITIONED.
Need a FREE cooler tube….rent a tube from us and it is free.
We offer 1/2 the shuttle time and 3 times the fun

Great Gonzo’s Tubes is the not just the best San Marcos River tubing destination, we’re the best tubing experience in the Texas Hill Country. If you want the most convenient and most enjoyable float close to Texas State University, come check us out. We promise you won’t leave dissapointed.

San Marcos River Tubing

Frequently Asked Questions

We start tube rentals at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday. We stop running shuttles at 4 p.m. and close the gates at 7:00 p.m.
We have the best prices on the River.
Tube rental is $8.00 and includes a free cooler tube.
Shuttles are $8.00.
It’s $8 per shuttle ride if you want to bring your own tube and just use the shuttle and parking.
You bet! Shuttles are $8 per run. Shuttles run from 11:00 a.m. up until 4 p.m. Come early, float the river, have lunch, and float again.
We recommend wearing river shoes. Lace up shoes or Velcro type sandals work the best. Flip flops do not work very well at all, except for paddles. Barefoot is a really bad idea.
Bring plenty of sunscreen and water.
Sun glasses and a hat help. It can get awfully bright on the river.
Absolutely! As long as you remain in the river. All the property along this section of river is privately owned and even if a no trespassing sign is not visible, you could still get a ticket. Purple paint along the banks is accepted as a no trespassing sign by Texas law. Trespassing fines can be pretty steep so stay in the river if possible.
All Great Gonzo’s cooler tubes come with a trash sack attached and we provide free sacks on request. Please help us keep the river clean and healthy by bringing trash down with you. There are receptacles at the Great Gonzo’s take out to dump your trash.
No. We are day use only. The park closes at 7 p.m.
No. But contained grills or Coleman type stoves are allowed.
You bet. Cooler tubes are free with tube rentals but can be rented for $8 each.
We do not, but you are welcome to bring your own. Just no glass bottles please.
There is no age limit to enter the campground but tubers must be 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or adult guardians must sign a waiver for anyone under 18.

Directions – 3 Miles from I35

Directions – 3 Miles from I35

19385 San Marcos Hwy
San Marcos, TX 78666

Give us a call at 512-749-2991

Map to Great Gonzos Tube Rental and Shuttle in San Marcos