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July 25TH, by Jason Tiemeier, No Comments

Beat the heat and check out our favorite swimming holes in Texas


Texas summertime is notoriously hot, hot, hot! Keeping your cool is a must in the summer months and there is no better way to re-energize than to dive into some cool, refreshing water.

To help cool heads prevail—even when the asphalt is melting—here are some of the top swimming holes in Texas, including some that are very close-by to our locations in the greater Austin area:

Blue Hole

Blue Hole Park in Georgetown—not to be confused with other swimming holes of the same name—is a local gathering place when the mercury soars. It’s free to use and features natural rock formations, waterfalls, and lots of places to relax on the banks.

Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool is one of the most breathtaking sights you may ever see in our part of the world. This secluded natural pool, complete with a waterfall, is located about a half-hour drive from Austin. You will need to make a reservation online prior to arrival but it’s well worth planning ahead, both for the scenery and the overall experience.

Barton Springs

The Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre, spring-fed pool, located in Zilker Park, right in the heart of Austin. The water is always cool and manages to maintain its temperature all year-round. There is a small cost to use the pool (adults are just $3) and you can’t bring a picnic, but there is no better place to beat the heat.

Jacobs Well

Jacob’s Well is located in Wimberley, TX, which is about an hour away from Round Rock. Though it’s small, it is very popular with divers as it is the entrance to the largest underwater cave system in all of Texas. What better way to foil the sun than by staying underwater?

Krause Springs

Located about a half-hour’s drive Northwest of Austin, Krause Springs is a popular spot for overnight camping as well as day use. There are 32 natural springs on the property as well as a man-made pool, and a natural pool that flows into Lake Travis. Admission is $8 for adults and save for a couple of months in the winter, the park is open all year-round.

More hot tips

Before you head out to the local swimming hole, here are some more hot tips to keep you safe in the blistering heat:

  • Always wear sunscreen: choose the waterproof, sweatproof kind with an SPF of 30 or more.
  • Wear a hat: your body’s heating and cooling happen through the top of your head. Protect it with the appropriate headgear!
  • Water shoes: If you’re going to the beach, it’s not always sandy and easy to walk. To protect your feet from pebbles, shells, and various other hazards-of-the-sea, always bring (and wear) water shoes!

Have a happy and safe summer – and stay cool, Texas-style!

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