Recently in our posts we have been covering a lot of things swimming and Texas related, today let’s talk about places to swim in Texas. Texas is an endlessly fascinating state, so there is a lot to be said on this regard alone.
Add in the fact that swimming is just as wide of a topic and there’s an infinite amount of things to talk about. For today’s purposes, we want to talk about 5 amazing places you can go to swim in Texas.
\We have previously covered specific locations, such as Lake Worth, and then lakes in general around Texas. This time we are here to bring you a list, with less detail but more options.
1. Krause Springs
This amazing 115 acre property has a lot to offer. In close proximity with Lake Travis, Krause Springs hosts 32 springs. There is variety not only in the amount of springs but also in the amount of things you can do. Krause Springs is a fantastic destination for camping too.
You will find Krause Springs in Spicewood, 30 miles north of Austin. Before you get there, keep in mind that pets are not allowed, smoking is prohibited and there are no lifeguards on duty. Krause Springs make for a great holiday location, and for a day trip too.
2. Pedernales Falls State Park
For the second entry we move 30 miles west of Austin, to Johnson City, for a visit at the Pedernales Falls State Park. This destination makes for a fantastic place to go swimming into the river. One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes of the year swimming can be prohibited. If you plan to go there only for swimming, make sure to check in advance.
Pedernales Falls State Park has so much more to offer than just swimming though. As far as places to swim in Texas go, this one is probably the one with the most alternatives to offer. Camping, hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and horse riding just to name a few.
3. Barton Springs Pool
How about a three acre long pool as a nice place to swim in Texas? Not only is Barton Springs Pool just that, but since the water of the pool comes from underground springs, conditions are ideal for swimming here, all throughout the year.
Among other things: alcohol, smoking, hard balls (soccer balls, basketballs, footballs and such) and pets are prohibited here. You will find safeguards only from 8 am to 6pm on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Barton Springs Pool is a federally protected habitat, due to the presence of the endangered Barton Springs Salamander.
4. The Hamilton Pool Preserve at Travis County Parks
This majestic place to go to swim in Texas looks as if it was taken straight out of a fantasy book. Surrounded by walls of stone and dirt, with a waterfall as the cherry on top, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is truly a sight to behold.
The Hamilton Pool Preserve is a very famous attraction, making it pretty packed all year round. To get to the pool you need to follow the reservation system. Other than the amazing pool, Travis Country Parks are a phenomenal destination for hiking. However, to the dismay of some, camping is prohibited here.
5. Blue Hole Regional Park
Other than having a very cool name, the Blue Hole Regional Park has a very cool backstory too. In the year 2005 the city of Wimberley was able to fundraise enough money to purchase the 123-acre park and save it from residential development. The Park has ever since been one of the best places to swim in Texas.
The park itself is open all year, but swimming in the Blue Hole Swimming Area is only permitted at certain seasons. If you happen to plan a visit sometime when the swimming season isn’t on, don’t worry.
The Blue Hole Regional Park has a lot of other things to offer, such as but not limited to: 4.5 miles of trails, an amphitheater, sand volleyball courts, picnic areas, and offers great options for bird and wildlife watching.
We hope that we showed you at least one new place to go to swim in Texas. Maybe now you will have all the tools you need for a new fantastic swimming trip or holiday.