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Guide to Swimming Holes in Austin

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Texas is home to some of the best swimming holes in the nation.Β  Whether you’re looking for a place to relax alone, bring your kids to swim, or simply take in the Texas wildlife, you can find some of the greatest swimming holes in Austin and it’s surrounding towns.

With temperatures as hot as they are and social distancing rules in place, a trip to one of these swimming holes may be just what you need!

πŸ“· Laura Saucedo

Ten years ago, Krause Springs was a secret spot behind a small house and garden. Now, it is one of the best spots to take in the fresh spring, waterfalls, and beautiful greenery.

πŸ—“ Every Day | 9AM–8PM
πŸ“ 424 County Rd 404 | Spicewood, TX 78669

Jacobs Well has crystal clear waters that make for the perfect, yet chilly, plunge.Β  You also might come across an underwater cave! Be sure to make a reservation before heading out to Wimberley, because Jacobs Well is a spot known and loved by many.Β 

πŸ—“ Every Day | 8AM–6PM (Except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
πŸ“ 1699 Mt. Sharp Rd. Wimberley, TX, 78676

This spring-fed pool is the perfect place to hang outside, at any time of the year.Β  You can enjoy sitting on the hill to take in the sun, or you can brave the cold spring for a refreshing swim.

Note: During the winter, many people take on the polar plunge challenge!

πŸ—“
MON, WED & THU | 5AM–8AM
πŸ—“ TUE, FRI–SUN | 5AM–10PM
πŸ“ 2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746

Located in the cute town of Wimberley, this forested spot is a very popular attraction for visitors and locals. In addition to the swimming hole, you can also enjoy volleyball courts, picnic areas, fire pits, and walking trails. Β 

Be sure to check out Blue Hole Regional ParkΒ Facebook page for any updates!

πŸ—“ Every Day | 8AM–6:30PM
πŸ“ 100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, TX 78676Β 

Reservation required due to COVID-19

The natural pool was first created when an underground river’s roof caved in. Now, this beautiful pool is one of the hottest spots to hang out.

Swimming conditions are dependent on recent rainfall, so make sure to call ahead to ensure the pool will be open.

Currently no swimming allowed until further notice.

πŸ—“ Morning Reservation | 9AM–12:30PM
πŸ—“ Afternoon Reservation | 2PM–5:30PMΒ 
πŸ“ 24300 Hamilton Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Reservations Required

Located on the shore of Lake Travis, Hippie Hollow allows guests to enjoy the breathtaking water and beautiful hill country scenery.Β 

Fun fact: it is the only legally recognized, clothing-optional park in the entire state of Texas!

πŸ—“ Every Day | 9AM–7PM
πŸ“ 7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732

This secret spot has been open and around since 1915!

Water temperatures average around 74 degrees year-round, and you don’t have to wait in a long line to swim.Β  Swim laps in the lap pool or relax while your kids enjoy their own fun in the shallow pool.

πŸ—“ MON, WED–SUN | 9AM–7PM
πŸ“ 401 Deep Eddy Drive, Austin, 78703

Blanco State Park has over 100 acres along the beautiful Blanco River. You can swim anywhere along the river or rent tubes to float down it.

If you get tired of swimming, there are many different places to relax and enjoy the Texas Hill Country landscape.

πŸ—“ Every Day| 6AM–10PM
πŸ“ 101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, TX 78606

This state park offers more than just a spot for you to swim. You have the option to camp out for the weekend, have a picnic, hike the falls, mountain bike, ride horses, and more!

Please remember that swimming is allowed in the river and NOT the falls.

πŸ—“ MON–TUE | CLOSED
πŸ—“ WED–SUN | 8AM–5PM
πŸ“ 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636

There is a hike to find this swimming pool, but it’s super easy to do and so worth it at the end.

The Lost Creek swimming hole is only 15 minutes from downtown, and has free parking in the nearby neighborhoods. The trail begins underneath the bridge and continues for about 20 to 25 minutes. It’s definitely a party vibe with music playing while people are enjoying time in the pool.

πŸ—“ Unknown
πŸ“ Lost Creek Blvd. off of Highway 360

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Mason Yarbrough

Mason Yarbrough

Mason is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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