Get wet! Central Texas' best natural swimming pools
Summer is here and it’s time to hit the water!!
Central Texas has some of the best natural swimming pools around. All you need to do is get your iced cooler, SPF 50, and water floats and head down to one of these local swimming holes and jump in! Here are the top 8 local natural pools to quench your swimming thirst all summer long, courtesy of Gracy Title and UP Realty Austin.
Barton Springs Natural Pool
2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin | (512) 476-9044 | www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm
Cool, clear, and teeming with life, this 1,100 foot-long spring-fed pool is one of the largest non-chlorinated swimming pools in the country. The pool is on average 68 degrees year round. Limited lifeguard staff on duty, swim at your own risk
Blue Hole, Georgetown
101 S. Rock St, Georgetown | (512) 930-3595 | http://parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole/
Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming and enjoying nature along the limestone bluffs bordering the San Gabriel River. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
Blue Hole, Wimberley
333 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676 | (512) 847-0025 | www.friendsofbluehole.org
Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, camping, and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park on Lake Austin
1600 City Park Rd, Austin | (512)346-1831 | www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/emmalong.htm
Features include: 2 boat ramps, 2 sand volleyball courts, and 3 sets of volleyball standards. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs | (512) 264-2740 www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks/hamilton_pool.asp
Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
404 Krause Springs Rd, Spicewood | (830) 693-4181 | www.krausesprings.net
Located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. There are 32 springs on the property, and severalfeed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
Sculpture Falls on Barton Creek
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin, TX 78746, (512) 974-6700
Located 1.3 miles upstream of the Mopac bridge, this out-and-back hike begins midway along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.Leave the busy Twin Falls/Gaines Access and head upstream, passing Twin Falls before reaching Sculpture Falls. The deep pools by both falls make for alluring swimming holes. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
Twin Falls on Barton Creek
S. Mopac Expressway and Loop-360, Austin, (512) 974-6700
Located about half a mile upstream of the Mopac bridge, this out-and-back hike begins midway along the Barton CreekGreenbelt. A nice little swimming hole and a couple of small waterfalls. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.
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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