Dude! The rustic Twelve K Ranch Hill Country homes on 20+ acres each are the perfect setting for your guy’s weekend. With pools, outdoor grills, game rooms, smart TVs in every room and views of wildlife at every turn, there’s really no need to leave the property. But, when you do, San Marcos is full of adventurous activities and manly haunts.


Floating the river is the off-site activity of choice of just about every guest that stays at Twelve K Ranch during the summer. And, it doesn’t have to cost anything other than tube rental if needed (or you can bring your own). River access is free and only :15 mins from the property if you go to the San Marcos City Park – parking is free & Lions Club Tube Rental is on-site and super affordable. Other popular floating spots that include shuttle service to/from access points & rentals:  Don’s Fish Camp & Texas State Tubes.

Night Time Kayaking

If you’re looking for a more adventurous and unique experience, check out Paddle SMTX where you use translucent kayaks equipped with underwater colored LED lights to illuminate your river trip. The first part of the experience is guided and then get to kayak on your own. This experience is BYOB and daytime tours are also available.

Hey, Wing Man!

Journey through aviation history at the Commemorative Air Force Museum. This living museum showcases a remarkable collection of meticulously restored vintage aircraft. With interactive exhibits and knowledgeable guides, the museum offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the courage and ingenuity that shaped the course of aviation history. Open Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat from 9am-4pm. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Free Falling!

Skydive Spaceland is a premier skydiving destination that offers thrill-seekers the opportunity to soar through the skies, freefalling from thousands of feet above ground starting at just $229! Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver or a first-timer, the skilled instructors and state-of-the-art facilities ensure a safe and thrilling jump, making it a must-visit destination for adrenaline junkies and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Need for Speed?

Experience the adrenaline rush of driving high-performance vehicles on a professionally designed racetrack at Longhorn Racing Academy. With expert instructors guiding participants through the art of racing, it’s an unforgettable experience that leaves visitors with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for the world of motorsports and it’s located just 20 minutes away from Twelve K Ranch.

History Buffs?

For a captivating journey through the life and legacy of one of America’s most influential leaders (& Texas State University grads), President Lyndon B. Johnson, visit the LBJ Museum San Marcos. The museum offers an immersive experience, featuring exhibits that chronicle LBJ’s political career, civil rights achievements, and his transformative presidency. From informative displays to interactive installations, visitors gain a deeper understanding of the man behind the Great Society initiatives and his enduring impact on the nation. The LBJ Museum is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts, offering an enriching and insightful exploration of a pivotal era in American history.

Pull the Trigger on Fun

Located less then 30 minutes from Twelve K Ranch, Moyesway Shooting Sports offers a world-class shooting range with various challenging targets and courses for all skill levels. With expert instructors providing guidance and safety measures, visitors can enjoy a safe and enjoyable shooting experience. Whether it’s rifle shooting, clay target sports, or pistol training, Moyesway promises an unforgettable day filled with camaraderie, skill-building, and a deep appreciation for the sport of shooting.

Brews & Grub!

Craft beer lovers can explore local breweries like Roughhouse Brewing, Middleton Brewing, & Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub where they can savor a diverse range of handcrafted beers (and food) in a laid-back atmosphere. For a hearty meal, restaurants like The Root Cellar and Alvin Ord’s serve up delicious comfort food with a Texas twist. Whether it’s a casual hangout or a night out on the town, San Marcos has plenty to offer for guys looking to relax, unwind, and indulge in the finest food and brews the area has to offer.