Temperatures continue to rise in Austin, which means it’s time to seek out cool water, shade, and a much needed reprieve. Below are our top five picks for the best swimming holes in, and around Austin!
Barton Springs, located in Zilker Park is fed from underground springs, keeping the water at a cool average temperature of 68-70 degrees.
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Jacob’s Well is a perennial karstic spring that attracts travelers from all over the US looking to take the plunge in this underwater cave.
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You’ll find 32 springs on the privately owned 15 acre Krause property and there are many other things to do on this beautiful property including camping and a walk through the Butterfly Gardens.
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Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest swimming pool in Texas! You can find lap swimming, a wade pool, and even pool-side movies in the summertime. The water is cool, fresh, and non-chlorinated.
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Hamilton Pool is located on the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, which consists of 232 acres of protected natural habitat. Here you will find refreshing clear water complete with a 50 ft. waterfall. In addition to this beautiful swimming hole, go for a hike, or take a guided nature tour.
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