Grab a Tube, Because The World’s Longest Lazy River is Right Here in Texas

At 5,280 feet long, you can literally float your cares away as you relax on this Texas Lazy River, which takes about an hour for just one lap all the way around! It’s the perfect way to chill on a hot, summer afternoon, or enjoy the party on a weekend with your friends! Either way, check out my tips for living your best life on the river!

The Lazy River, just one of the attractions at BSR Cable Park, is fun for the whole family, or with friends.

You’ll love their tubes, with backrest and cup holders, perfect for a day on the river!

They also offer cooler tubes! You can bring your own cooler, filled with snacks, water, soft drinks and alcohol are all allowed, but absolutely no glass!

Throw your sunscreen in the cooler, you’ll want to reapply, and cold lotion just feels great!

Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your knees, unless you are in the 1% that finds Tuber Tans attractive…

Much of the river is shaded by the gorgeous trees that line the riverbank!

The river is about 3′ deep, and children under 12 are required to wear a life jacket.

The River takes you on a mile trip, and like a real river, once you get on there aren’t a lot of places to get out. Be ready to spend about an hour or longer floating around, especially on busier days. Go ahead and visit the restroom before you jump in!

Early in the day, the river is the perfect place for a peaceful siesta in your tube, but the party does pick up as the day goes on.

I brought a small dry bag with me for my keys and a swim cover-up. I love this clear bag from Amazon. I also needed my phone for a Zoom call while we were on the river, don’t judge, that was my office for the day, and I brought my favorite, floating phone case. I haven’t been able to find another like it.

Water shoes aren’t really needed on the river, but I love my Teva sandals!

Waivers are required to be signed by all participants, and here’s a big tip! Sign online before you get there! You’ll get in and out and on the river so much faster!

It’s a definite Happy Place!

A few of the other attractions at BSR include the slides! You can purchase these as a combo or separately. You’ll definitely catch some air on the Royal Flush, the largest of the slides!

Life jackets are required by anyone on the slides. You can bring your own or borrow one of their’s.

The BSR Surf Resort sits on the island formed by the Lazy River! You can surf, or take even take lessons. You can also purchase a pass to just hang out on the beach!

First and foremost, BSR is a cable park! They offer classes and Summer camps. My youngest attended a week long camp about 2 years ago, and had a blast!

The island formed by the wake park is home to some cute and furry lemurs! While you can’t pet them, you can sometimes see them, and it’s just fun knowing that they are there!

There is also a restaurant in the Main Building, which is a great place to relax, or hang out on the wake park beach!

While dogs are not allowed in the river or slides, or surf area, they are allowed at the Wake Park!

BSR also has cabins for the ultimate weekend getaway!

BSR strives to be family-friendly, and the helpful and courteous staff works to make sure everyone visiting keeps it that way! During our visit, all the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed! The boys had a little fun with the signs.

More Things To Do in Waco


Homestead Craft Village is a unique shopping experience in Waco.  Open daily but with special activities such as wagon rides on Saturdays for kids.  Click HERE to read more.

The 1870 Waco Suspension Bridge is a pedestrian bridge across the Brazos River, which has been in use since the cattle drives!  Click HERE to read more.

The Dr. Pepper Museum (one block over) offers a look at the history of this iconic Texas soda, a tour of the old bottling plant, and a fun, interactive kid’s science show!  Click  HERE to read more.


Magnolia Table is the newest of the Gaines properties, which opened Feb. 2018 and is a popular place to visit.  Open daily from 6-3, they quit taking names when the line reaches 4 hrs., so the best advice is to arrive EARLY!  The FREE trolley runs from Magnolia Table to Magnolia Market!  Click HERE to visit their website.


The Waco hotel businesss hasn’t caught up with the town’s tourist boom, which can easily exceed 30,000 a weekend, so make room reservations early and always read the hotel reviews.  We love the Hotel Indigo in town, in walking distance of Magnolia Market, and Moon River Ranch if you want to be out of town.  Click HERE to visit their website.

BSR Cable Park

5347 Old Mexia Rd., Waco

Click HERE to visit their website.

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