Jump In -- Guadalupe River & Comal River Reopen Ahead of Schedule June 24

15 days after a 12-inch downpour New Braunfels, the tubing capitol of Texas, is back!

Families welcome again for floating and tubing over summer vacation.

Jun 25, 2010, 17:44 ET from New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Jump in," said Comal County Judge Danny Scheel, as County and city officials, local business owners and residents  jumped in the Comal River to celebrate reopening the city's popular rivers. The Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake through the city of New Braunfels and the Comal River are open again for the summer.  

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"The recovery from the storm event of June 9th has been extraordinary," said Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Krueger. "Our rivers and other water recreation venues are ready to welcome visitors along with all our other great family owned attractions. There are a few other projects still in progress; however, we are looking forward to a great summer."

Only 15 days after a 12-inch downpour focused on the New Braunfels area caused a significant rain event that washed through the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, which have made the City one of the most popular summer family vacation destinations in Texas, New Braunfels has fully recovered. Thanks to extraordinary efforts by local residents, businesses, city and county staff, damage caused by the event has been cleared from both rivers and the City's riverside parks.

Background: New Braunfels -- the favorite summer destination in Texas for decades...

New Braunfels has been the vacation destination for generations of Texans. Averaging more than 1.5 million visitors every summer, the city offers extraordinary water recreation opportunities and a family-friendly, small-town environment. Access to attractions, parking, dining and accommodations is convenient, easy -- and a great value.

Visitors return to New Braunfels every summer for:

  • Floating & tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers
  • Schlitterbahn – the best water park & you can bring a picnic & park for free
  • Texas Ski Ranch extreme wakeboarding & skiing – only cable lake in Texas
  • Canyon Lake – sailing, boating, skiing & fishing
  • City Parks – mini train, mini golf, wading pool, playscapes, spring-fed pool, skate park
  • World-class McKenna Children's Museum
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch safari & petting zoo
  • Gruene Historic District and Gruene Hall, oldest continually running dance hall in Texas
  • Natural Bridge Caverns/Mining Sluice/Adventure Tours
  • Sophienburg Museum & Archives German heritage exploration
  • New Braunfels Art Guild gallery of acclaimed Texas Hill Country artists
  • Historic Downtown New Braunfels

Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Judy Young says "foodies" have discovered New Braunfels, too. They enjoy new places like the Red Rooster Cafe, Dry Comal Creek Winery, Gourmage, the New Braunfels Farmers Market, Myron's Prime Steakhouse, McAdoos and the Liberty Bistro, along with New Braunfels icons like the New Braunfels Smokehouse, the Gristmill Restaurant, the Huisache Grill and Naegelin's Bakery.

Located on IH35 between Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfels is an easy day trip to both for additional attractions.

SOURCE New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau