8 Great Swimming Holes in Texas
These natural and man-made wonders are entertaining to explore and ideal for the whole family to enjoy. They're the perfect way to beat the heat this summer; all you need is a swimsuit and a towel.
Barton Springs Pool
Austin's Zilker Park contains this 1,000-foot-long swimming hole. The water is spring-fed, and the temperature is kept at a pleasant 68 degrees all year. In the summer, it's highly popular, and its length is ideal for swimming laps.
Barton Springs Municipal Pool
Hamilton Pool Preserve
This swimming hole is located just outside Austin in Travis County, beneath a 50-foot waterfall. From March through October, as well as on Saturdays, Sundays, and official Travis County holidays from November to February, a reservation system is in place due to its popularity. Hiking is also possible in the vicinity, and guided trips are available on Saturdays.
A campsite around 30 miles outside of Austin has this swimming hole and 32 natural springs. The swimming hole is surrounded by a roaring waterfall, and some of the springs pour into a man-made pool on the property.
Inks Lake State Park has a little canyon to hike or a pool to swim in. You may visit magnificent waterfalls upstream of the lake while Valley Spring Creek is flowing. The park is accessible all year and offers a variety of camping and cabin options for overnight visits.
Blanco State Park
The primary swimming area is located alongside a dam, which forms a large lagoon with a waterfall that is ideal for swimming and resting. Float in the river or relax in the more tranquil man-made pool.
Blanco State Park
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