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City Tube Chute
New River Rules
In order to protect the beauty of our rivers so future generations can have just as much fun on them as you do, we've created rules meant to protect you AND this area's rivers.

Please check out the new website describing the recent changes made to tubing on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers in New Braunfels at tubeinnewbraunfels.com. Let's all enjoy the river in a fun and responsible manner!

The City Tube Chute 
The City Tube Chute is a water slide carved into the side of the City’s dam on the Comal River. It diverts tubers around the dam as they float the river. It is an exhilirating ride that attracts tubers from all around the area and is the longest of its kind in the world.

The City Tube Chute facility features tube rentals and personal flotation devices. Please see below for more information.
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City Tube Chute 
100 Liebscher Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78130


Hours of Operation
Although the river is open year round, the City Tube Chute facilities, rentals, and lifeguard coverage is only available during these times:

Summer 2014 Season: May 3rd – September 1st  
Weekends Only from May 3rd – May 25th & August 18th – September 1st
Monday 12-7pm*
Tuesday – Sunday 10am-7pm*
*To be on Tube Chute Property during these hours, a patron must have a wristband. Without a wristband, they must stay in the river and access a free park (such as Hinman Island) to enter/exit the water.

Daily Entry & Rental Fees
Admission Wristband  $5 (free with LPAC Season Pass)
Tube Rental w/o Bottom  $7 + $15 refundable deposit
Tube Rental w/ Bottom  $9 + $15 refundable deposit
Life Jackets  Free + $15 refundable deposit
Lockers  $1 + $5 refundable deposit

Cash or Check Accepted – No Credit Cards
*To receive a refund all equipment must be returned no later than 6:45pm.

There is a 2 minute drop off zone at the entrance to the City Tube Chute and Hinman Island Park. Please do not park or unload in the grass or a non-designated area, as this will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed.

Access from Mill Street is for City staff only and cannot be used by patron during the summer season. Accessing the City Tube Chute without authorization from the Mill Street entrance can result in criminal trespassing charges.

Due to the strong current in and around the chute, it is recommended that weak swimmers wear lifejackets to help keep them safe. Shoes are also recommended as rocks and broken glass in the river can easily cut bare feet.

  • Patrons must pay an admission fee if using the chute more than one time
  • Tubes must be returned by 6:45pm (on the same day rented) to receive a tube deposit
  • No alcohol on City property
  • Hanging on the Tube Chute wall is not permitted
  • No canoes, kayaks or any other objects that may be rendered unsafe are allowed through the chute
  • No jumping or diving
  • No Styrofoam or glass is allowed
  • No tubes larger than 60 inches wide will be allowed through the chute

Thru The Chute Boat Build
The 4th annual Thru the Chute Boat Build date is April 5th! Please see the event webpage for more information.