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Top Austin Swimming Holes

11 August . 2015

10 Best Swimming Holes Near Austin

As the Texas summer heats up, cool down at these "10 Best Central Texas Swimming Holes".  All are located within a short drive of Sweetwater.  Don't want to venture out of the community, then you can relax at the Sweetwater Club, the community's award-winning resort style pool. 

The Guadalupe and Comal Rivers

Whether kayaking, tubing, or just wading—the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers attract visitors from all over during the peek summer season.

Lake Travis and the Highland Lakes

The Highland Lakes are seven reservoirs in central Texas formed by dams along the Colorado River and offer a multitude of recreational activities all year long.

Hamilton Pool

Named as one of the best swimming holes in Texas, Hamilton Pool is a collapsed grotto featuring a 45' waterfall and water temps at 50 degrees.

Krause Springs

Listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites, this 115-acre property is a well-known destination for camping and swimming in the Texas Hill Country.

Barton Springs

Known as the crown jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre swimming hole fed by underground springs within Zilker Park. It attracts a diverse crowd year round with its water temperature of 68-70 degrees.

Jacob's Well

Only for the most adventurous, this mysterious deep hole is only 12 feet wide in diameter at the water surface but leads to an extensive cave system below.

The Texas Hill Country is an outdoor lover's paradise with so much to see and do.  Check out our Hill Country Recreation guide that is packed full with the area's parks and places to explore.