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:
#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 Hamilton 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.
#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.
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.