Let's Get Wet in Central Texas

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Let's Get Wet in Central Texas

It's the lazy days of summer and if you want to get wet you need to plan on visiting any one of the following watering holes:Barton Springs Pool

  

#1 Barton Springs

This 1,100 foot long spring fed crown jewel is cool, clear and teaming with  life.  It is considered a favorite of all Austinites!  Located on Barton Springs Rd, next to Zilker Park

#2 Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool Reserve.  This sandy beach, 75 foot waterfall and huge rock formation is one of many reasons to visit this spot!  Located from Hwy 71 in Bee Cave to hamiltonHamilton Pool Rd, south 13 miles.  You would think it's the only water around - folks come from everywhere!

#3 Deep Eddy Pool

Cool water and huge shallow end make this a family favorite! Located west of Mopac, North of the river at 401 Deep Eddy Dr.

#4 San Marcus River

30 minutes south of Austin..tube it, snorkel it or swim it!

#5 Sculpture Falls on Barton Creek

Located about 1.3 miles upstream of the Mopac Bridge you must hike or bike to reach this urban oasis.

#6 Stacy Pool

Built in the 1930's by the Works Progress Administration.  Best to use during the winter months as it is heated by the natural warm spring.  Located on 800 E. Live Oak.

Krause

 

#7 Krause Springs in Spicewood

Privately owned this is one of the least know swimming spots but worth the drive on Hwy 71 west to Spicewood.  Dont jum the fence, they're watching!

#8 Hippie Hollow

Located on Lake Travis this is one of the few public swimming spots where clothing is optional which makes it an interesting stop!

#9 Blue Hole in Georgetown

Located on the San Gabriel River this is underdeveloped but worth the effort!  A small dam near the Austin Avenue bridge keeps water in this stretch of the river year-round and there is a grassy area on the riverbank good for picnics.

#10 Blue Hole in Wimberly

Located on Cypress Creek one quarter mile east of the Wimberly town square, this privately owned campground/swimming area attracts people from all over Central Texas.  Rope swings hang from the huge cypress trees that line the spring-fed creek.Blue Hole

Swimming Pools "Holes" in Texas are sacred to some, cherished by others and protected by all.  Swimming holes are like football teams they all have their own followers and supporters.  So, on your next visit to this unusual state stop in on a few of them, some you need to do before it cools off! 

If you're thinking of relocating I'll be glad to assist you in making a smooth tansition.

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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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Hi Dorie, you've done a great job about your "watering holes". Love the photos!

Jun 17, 2010 12:09 AM #1
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William True
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Sounds like some great swimming holes you have there. Splash!

Jun 17, 2010 12:21 AM #2
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Pat O'Reilly
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Great local post and very much needed in the Texas sun!! Thanks....

Jun 17, 2010 12:43 AM #3
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Dorie, I have been to Barton springs!!! Cool place. It was several years ago. I need to find some more of the photos I took...

Jun 17, 2010 12:50 AM #4
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Craig Rutman
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If Austin's summer is anything like the spring you guys are experiencing, this post should be stapled to the dashboard of every car in Austin! Folks there are going to need this information handy!

Jun 17, 2010 01:00 AM #5
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Jackie,

We are blessed to have some unique and fun places..that's what I love about our area!

Jun 17, 2010 01:08 AM #6
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning William,

We are starting off with very warm temperatures and it is not technically summer!! Glad we have them to enjoy!

Jun 17, 2010 01:10 AM #7
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Pat,

We are blessed with many fun spots! We need them with our heat!

Jun 17, 2010 01:10 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael,

Than you know how much fun it is! Sort through your pictures and see what you come up with!

Jun 17, 2010 01:12 AM #9
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Craig,

You have that right!! The pool builders are busy..many residents put their own pools in because we have so many months to use them. However it's still fun to visit our swimming "holes" to vary our "wet" exposures!

Jun 17, 2010 01:14 AM #10
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Dorie, 

This is an excellent list of options for your consumers for places to go to cool off.  Sharon and I were down in Austin last August and a quick little trip to Barton Springs would have been fantastic!!!  Hamilton Pool looks so inviting-reminds me of the pools of Hana on Maui.

Thanks to you Dorie,  Austinites have no excuse NOT to stay cool during the hot, summer months!

Jun 17, 2010 01:47 AM #11
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Dorie - great post and it is interesting how people tend to gravitate to water. I am sure your locals will appreciate this information, and for visitors coming to the area.

Jun 17, 2010 04:14 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Bruce,

Glad to hear you were here in Austin..we have so many fun places to get cooled off! Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 17, 2010 09:06 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Sharon,

You are right people do graviate to water and when it's hot here..everyone heads to the "wet" areas!!

 

Jun 17, 2010 10:49 AM #14
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Melanie Hedrick
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Great post, Dorie!  I want to reblog and share with my families here in McKinney/North Dallas.  Easy weekend trip for those of us a little farther north!

Jun 17, 2010 02:42 PM #15
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Melanie,

You bet! It is an easy trip and so much fun!!

Jun 18, 2010 02:25 AM #16
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Dorie - These all look like a great way to beat the Texas heat. Very interesting to read how they are 'protected' as well. It's so nice for the public to take such an interest in these beautiful outdoor areas.

Jun 19, 2010 05:08 AM #17
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon John,

The public is adamant about protecting our natural wonders! They are fabulous places to go and would be a tragedy is they were not kept up. 

Jun 19, 2010 05:43 AM #18
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