Tubing is a popular activity in Texas, especially during the hot summer months. But before you grab your tube and head out to the nearest creek, it's essential to be aware of the rules and regulations that apply. In this article, we'll discuss the statewide regulations for tubing on creeks in Texas, as well as any special rules that may be applicable in certain areas. Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol is allowed on all rivers in Texas.
However, there are some new rules that could affect alcohol consumption. For instance, in New Braunfels, double tubing is not allowed on the Comal River. Additionally, while the San Marcos River tubing rules permit alcohol consumption while floating, drinking in public is actually prohibited. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in a fine.
Garbage Disposal: In accordance with other river regulations, the San Marcos River's tubing rules strictly forbid throwing away any kind of garbage. At various times during the tubing season, several organizations volunteer to clean rivers for garbage, and FFR (Friends For Rivers) carries out the biggest cleanup effort at the end of the tubing season.
Safety Tips: Here's a short video of the Comal County river rules and 26 safety tips that apply in Canyon Lake, Texas, and at Tube Haus. If you climb out and exit before reaching the town of Gruene, you will have made tubes completely outside the city limits and none of the new rules will apply.
Tubing on creeks in Texas can be a fun and relaxing way to spend a hot summer day. But it's important to understand and follow all applicable rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. We hope this article has helped you better understand what you need to know before tubing on creeks in Texas.