Natural Swimming Holes in the Austin Area

Looking for a natural way to cool off this summer? The austin area is surrounded by all kinds of natural swimming holes. Some of them may be a little more wet than others. Take the gang out to some of these natural holes and enjoy a swim or just hangout and take in some Texas sun. Call ahead to find out how much they cost. Some charge per car others per person.

BARTON SPRINGS NATURAL POOL
2101 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
(512) 476-9044 / www.ci.austin.TX.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm

Cool, clear, and teeming with life, this 1,100 foot-long 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

SCULPTURE FALLS ON BARTON CREEK
S. Mopac Expressway and Loop-360, Austin, TX 78704

(drought may make this swimming hole less desirable) 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 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.

EMMA LONG METROPOLITAN PARK ON LAKE AUSTIN
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
(512) 346-1831 / www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/emmalong.htm

Features include: 2 Boston ramps, 2 sand volleyball courts, and 3 sets of volleyball standards. Before you enter the park their is a nice 2.7 mile hiking trail to enjoy as well. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

HAMILTON POOL
30 miles west of Austin on FM 3238 in Hamilton Preserve
(512) 264-2740 / www.co.Travis.TX.us/parks/Hamilton_pool.asp

Located 3/4 miles 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 you own risk.

KRAUSE SPRINGS
404 Krause Springs Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669
(830) 693-4181 / www.krausesprings.net

Located in Spicewood, TX approximately 30 miles west of Austin. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. Lay out or enjoy the rope swing. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

BLUE HOLE, WIMBERLY
1600 Blue Hole Ln. Wimberly, TX 78676
(512) 847-0025 / www.friendsofbluehole.org

Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, sampling, and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

Ryan Reber | REALTORĀ® | Keller Williams Realty | Austin, TX
Cell: 512.554.1106 | Office: 512.346.3550 | E-fax: 512.623.6366
RyanReber@KW.com | www.RyanReberHomes.com

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