Central Texas has plenty of well-loved swimming spots to get you through the summer. Here are three of my favorites:
1. Barton Springs Pool
Sunbathe on the hill before you plunge into the refreshing 68° water. Nestled within the old oaks of Zilker Park, this is the quintessential Austin swimming hole.
Barton Springs Pool is located in central Austin, so it's convenient to visit. Pro-tip: purchase a season pass to the pool for a serious discount on admissions. You can get one, and more info about the pool, here.
2. Krause Springs
Splash under picturesque waterfalls and fern-covered grottos. This privately owned swimming destination is a scenic 45 minute drive west of Austin.
Krause features a human-made pool on one level, and a natural swimming area below. While you're there, stay the night in a primitave camping site or bring your RV! RV sites with water and electricity are available.
3. Blue Hole
Cool off under towering cypress trees in the 75° clear blue water. Make a splash from one of their rope swings or simply relax on the lawn.
Blue hole is located in Wimberley, which is about 45 minutes southwest of Austin.
Reservations are required for swimming, so visit the Blue Hole Regional Park
website before you go to save your space!