Lost Creek Swimming Hole
Located off of Lost Creek Boulevard, in South Central Austin, this swimming hole is supposedly very popular. We have not made it out yet, but it is on our list of places to visit first this summer!
If you have never visited Hamilton Pool you seriously need to go. If you have only been in the last few (drought) years, you really need to re-visit! With the creeks full, the 45 foot waterfall is absolutely incredible!
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole where Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall. The pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought.
After cooling off in the pool, take a nice short (.6 mile) hike out to the Pedernales river for a change in scene.
New rules: Fees are $26 ($15 entry, $11 online fee) per carload and reservation must be made ahead of time
There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the man-made pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis.
Go and enjoy for the day or bring camping gear and spend the night!
Be sure to bring a mask and snorkel to check out all the fish life.
Moss makes the bottom a bit slippery for young children and non-swimmers.
Entrance is $3 for adults, $2 for juniors and $1 for children
Since this is located in someone's backyard, you need to call ahead to make an appointment to check it out!
Gather a big group of friends, and enjoy climbing through the structure!
However, even with no event going on, this park is a great place to hang out and have fun. Nestled between Town Lake to the north and Barton Springs to the south, there is a plethora of things to keep a family busy.
While this park is quieter in nature than many others, it is still a fun place for kids who like to explore!
Adult: $2, Child: $1
The Center includes a Dino Pit for digging up fossil recreations, wildlife exhibits with rescue animals, a pond for fish feeding and many paths to explore.
Bring native plants, leaves or bones to be identified, then turn them in to the Trade Counter to exchange for other items. The counter is open from 10am to 1pm Wednesday - Friday.
Murals of Austin
If you want to get started on some of Austin's more famous murals, below are some of the more famous ones:Greetings from Austin, located on the southern wall of Roadhouse Relics at 1720 S. First Street, "You're My Butter Half" at 2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
"Jeremiah the Innocent", known to most as the "Hi, How are you" frog?"located south side of the building located at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe, across from The University of Texas at Austin. Free
The Bee Cave Sculpture Park weaves through a 7 acre natural setting, showcasing a combination of permanent and rotating sculptures. In addition to the fantastic art, you will find a spring-fed pond and some of the largest oak trees in the city
It doesn’t matter if you live in Austin, Round Rock, Hutto, Pflugerville, Kyle, Buda, Leander, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Taylor, or anywhere in between, there is plenty of great live music, food, and family fun to be enjoyed by all. Gather your friends and appetite and head to your favorite event this season!
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