Top Swimming Holes in Austin

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Summertime has officially arrived in Austin, Texas, and for locals, this news means spending every weekend splashing around in the top swimming holes in the state! So grab your swimsuit, a little sunscreen, and a cooler full of your favorite local beer, and check out our favorite swimming spots:

1. Barton Springs

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Barton Springs is an Austinite favorite. Measuring at 1,100 feet in length, this spring-fed pool is one of the only non-chlorinated swimming pools of its size in the country. It is literally one of the coolest swimming holes in Texas with an average year-round temperature of 68-degrees, so no matter how hot it gets outside this summer, you can rest easy knowing there will always be one place in the city you can go to cool off.

Entrance Fees:
Adult (18+): $3
Junior (12-17): $2
Child (1-11): $1
Under 12 months: Free

Parking: $5

2. Deep Eddy Pool

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Photo by Wikipedia Commons

Deep Eddy Pool is one of Austin’s local gems because the water is filtered in from the Colorado River – making the water’s temperature about 70-degrees all summer long. So if you’re looking for a place to take a refreshing dip, relax by the water, and catch a few rays, you’re going to love this man-made pool.

Entrance Fees
Adult (18+): $3
Junior (12-17): $2
Child (1-11): $1
Under 12 months: Free

3. Hamilton Pool

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Hamilton Pool is truly a work of art, and an incredible sight to see with Hamilton Creek spilling over the steep box canyon’s edge – creating a 50-foot waterfall that feeds into its own natural pool. You and your family will be glad you visited this historic site.

***Hamilton Pool now requires purchase via their reservation system: Click Here 

4. McKinney Falls

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This family-friendly place is much more remote than our other swimming hole favorites, but it’s a great location for those seeking retreat from city life. When you check out McKinney Falls, you’ll not only be able to swim at your leisure, but you can hike and set up your own campsite as well.

Entrance Fees
Adults: $6
Under 12 years: Free

5. Krause Springs

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Our last swimming hole selection goes to Krause Springs – one of Texas’ best-kept secrets. Located only 30-miles outside of the city lies a collection of 32 natural springs, which stay at the perfect swimming temperature all year round. Once you’ve visited Krause Springs you’ll wonder why you hadn’t visited it before.

Entrance Fees
Adult: $6
Child: $3
Under 4 years: Free

With these incredibly fun swimming holes you’re guaranteed to have the best summer yet – have fun!

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Summertime has officially arrived in Austin, Texas, and for locals, this news means spending every weekend splashing around in the top swimming holes in the state! So grab your swimsuit, a little sunscreen, and a cooler full of your favorite local beer, and check...
In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.