We already love Son’s Island, and just couldn’t wait to visit Son’s Blue River Camp on the San Marcos River! I planned our visit for a bittersweet moment in our lives, as after a beautiful day tubing the river we then headed over to the campus of Texas State where we moved my son into his dorm for his Freshman year. I kept telling myself the water helped hide my tears!
But we sure had a great time at Son’s Blue River! They have the same great cabanas as at Son’s Island on the Guadalupe in Seguin, except they aren’t over the water but a little ways back. You can choose from 2 story or 1 story cabanas, as since my in-laws were planning to come with us, we wanted to stay close to the ground!
Your cabana reservation is for 8 people, and you can pay more for extra people, up to 15. Our cabana had electricity, water and seating, a hammock and grill. You can choose a day cabana rental, from 10:30am to 6:30 pm, or an evening cabana rental from 7:30 – 10:30, or keep the cabana all day!
Our rental also came with a couple of chairs and an umbrella by the water. Some people rented a pop up and picnic table by the water, also.
The kids had a blast playing in the river! While you can just float around in front of the camp, you can also take a shuttle to tube the river. We used their tubes for the river, which was a good call since neither of these inexpensive tubes made it home. We tubed for about 1.5 hours then had fun playing sand volleyball, corn hole and relaxing in the shade. We brought some chicken and sausage to grill. You can bring your own ice chest, food and drinks but no glass. It’s why they put wine in a can…..
Other things to bring are floats or tubes, a football, sand toys, even fishing poles if you want to walk downriver to fish! You can rent tubes and kayaks for the shuttle, also. Since my son was taking his kayak to college with him, he also took it up the river and floated down to meet us.
If you plan to grill, bring your own charcoal, lighter, utensils, etc.
Think it’s too hot to grill? Blue River doesn’t sell food, but you’re under 30 minutes from both Lockhart and Luling, great places to grab some BBQ on your way out!
They only have port-a-pottys, but do have a changing room and outdoor showers, something I appreciated as we got ready to go check in to his dorm!
We didn’t go “glamping” at Blue River but did at Son’s Island, and it’s basically the same set up. A nice tent, with a double cot and air mattress on top, fans and lights. They have electricity to charge your phone, etc., too.
Son’s Blue River Camp
2769 Sherill Rd., Kingbury
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