With spring underway and the summer season approaching, you’ll be searching for ways to beat the heat! For a fun, afternoon getaway, we came up with a list of some of the best swimming holes in Texas to visit. Grab your towel and sunscreen, and get ready to take a plunge in these Texas waters!
We hope you’re not afraid of heights! Take a jump off the edge and splash into Jacob’s Well at a descent of 35 feet. This swimming hole is great for thrill seekers and for those who just want to cool down and relax by the waters. Located in Wimberley, this swimming spot is also ideal for hikes or picnics with friends and family.
Take a trip out to Spicewood, Texas for a day of swimming at Krause Springs. Open year round, this spot is fed by 32 springs that are located on the property. With its waterfalls and stunning greenery, Krause Springs is the perfect swimming hole to hit up this season to enjoy a taste of the serene Hill Country. In addition to take a taking a dip in the waters, the area also offers camping spots and Butterfly Gardens.
You can’t take a trip to Austin without visiting the beloved Barton Springs pool area. At three acres, the pool is known for its freezing waters that make one refreshing dive in the Texas heat. If you can’t take the cold, camp out on the grassy hills surrounding the pool for some sun bathing and relaxation.
Windy Point Park
At a 30 minute drive from downtown Austin sits the relaxing waters of Windy Point Park. Unlike other swimming holes, this spot offers both scuba diving and windsurfing services for visitors. Also open year round, the park overlooks the waterfront of Lake Travis making it the perfect spot to take a dip! If you can’t get enough of the waters, set up a campsite on the property’s many camping areas.
Balmorhea State Park
Located in Balmorhea, Texas, this spring-fed pool is the largest of its kind in the world! Situated in the middle of a desert, the swimming hole is the go-to spot to cool off as it is open daily to the public. Take a jump off the diving board, go scuba diving or soak up the sun under the shaded trees. The water temperature stays at 72 to 76 degrees year round making this park one fun and cool place to visit in West Texas.