Austin’s Best Swimming Holes

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 | 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 | Wimberley

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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Krause Springs | Spicewood

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 | Austin

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 | Dripping Springs

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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