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City Tube Chute
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 website describing the rules for 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 2016 Season: May 7th – September 5th  
Weekends Only from May 7th – June 5th & August 13th – September 5th
Daily from June 6th - August 12th
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 patrons during the summer season. Accessing the City Tube Chute without authorization from the Mill Street entrance can result in criminal trespassing charges.

Parking fees in Prince Solms Park
There is a $10 parking fee charged for all parking spaces in Prince Solms Park between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are two parking kiosks in Prince Solms Park – patrons are required to park their vehicle, pay for parking at either kiosk and place the parking ticket in the windshield of their vehicle. 
  • A resident tennis player-parking pass is available for users of the Prince Solms Park tennis courts. The annual fee for the resident tennis player-parking pass is $20.00. Call the Parks and Recreation Office for more information at 830-221-4350.
  • Vehicles with disabled veteran license plates will be exempt from parking fees.

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