Have you ever wanted to tube or kayak the San Gabriel River in Georgetown TX in the beautiful Texas Hill Country?
The Thweatt/Scurlock Clan Tubing the San Gabriel River from Mankin’s Crossing to Scurlock Farms
A lot of people do and many more would if they just had a place to get out of the river. As we were unloading the tubes at Mankin’s Crossing, a car stopped and the driver asked where we were getting out. He commented they would love to tube, but had nowhere to get out. Dan told him we got out at our farm. We and guests to Scurlock Farms Vacation Rentals are fortunate to have a safe place to tube to and get out.
Everything is privately owned so there is no place to enter or get out of the river for 4 miles from the public bridge at Mankin’s Crossing and the bridge at FM Rd 1660.
This summer happened to be the bi-annual year for the Thweatt siblings and our children and grandchildren to take a one week vacation together somewhere in the United States.
For 2016 we decided to vacation in Texas and stay at Scurlock Farms Vacation Rentals.
Tubing the San Gabriel was at the top of the list for everyone. My brother had not tubed the River in 40+ years. He said it was “a scootch above perfect!” Several in our group tubed it three and four different times.
Video of Kayakers by Scurlock Farms
If you want to rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board while visiting us, check out Georgetown Paddle Company.
Several guests have used Georgetown Paddle Company and report they are extremely friendly and easy to work with. You can call them and tell them what equipment you need. When you arrive at Lake Georgetown, it will be waiting for you. They will also pick it up to transport back
We did day trips from Scurlock Farms as it is so conveniently located in the Texas Hill Country.
One day we went into Cedar Park and did the longest zip line in Texas, over Lake Travis. It was very exhilarating and very strenuous, but after doing it when it was 102, I would definitely not recommend it during the heat of the summer! Do it in the spring or fall, or at least early in the morning. They did have many rest stations and ice water at each of them.
Another day we rented 2 pontoon boats on Lake Buchanan and had fun boating and tubing on the lake.
The ladies took a walking tour of downtown and “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas”, using a map we picked up at the Visitor Center.
The docents at the Visitor Center were extremely helpful. While there, you can also check out a free bike rental and take a bike tour of some of the beautifully restored homes throughout the Historical Districts.
There are so many really good restaurants all around the Square.
You won’t go wrong at 600 Degrees, Eats on 8th, Tony & Luigi’s, Dos Salsas, The Monument, El Monumento, Cianfranni’s Coffee Shop, Wildfire, Roots Bistro, The Hollow, Burger University or Laurie’s II.
We chose to have lunch at Laurie’s II and it was delicious!
I have never had anything that I did not love when eating there. They always have a muffin, soup, salad and quiche selection of the day, along with a varied menu. My youngest granddaughter, Molly, loves hot tea and was enthralled with the tea service her tea was served in.
Don’t you think it is time to come tube or kayak the San Gabriel River in Georgetown?
Visit Georgetown for the day, a couple of days or even an entire month! Be adventurous and try something new. There is always something fun going on around town.
Many of you have probably kayaked in some really interesting, fun places. Tell us where you have enjoyed this sport in the Comment section below.