Cool off and get a dose of Texas nature! We’ve rounded up some natural springs around the state, most lie near Austin so follow @austinites101 and make a weekend out of it!


 

KRAUSE SPRINGS

KRAUSE SPRINGS

Krause Springs is well known for its refreshing water and campsites conveniently located 36 miles from downtown Austin. The 115 acre property is home to 32 natural springs and 24 campsites with water and electricity. 

SPICEWOOD | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Krause Springs


 

JACOBS WELL

JACOBS WELL

Jacobs Well is the entrance to the longest underwater cave system in Texas. At 35 feet deep and 12 feet across, the swimming hole attracts photographers, daredevils and cliff-jumping enthusiasts alike.

WIMBERLY | DIRECTIONS

 

BALMORHEA STATE PARK

BALMORHEA STATE PARK

Did you know that Texas is home to the largest spring fed pool in the WORLD? Located one hour from Marfa, Texas Balmorhea State Park is home to a 1.3 acre, 3.5 million gallon pool built around the springs. 

BALMORHEA| DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Balmorhea State Park


 

BURGER LAKE

BURGER LAKE

Burger Lake offers the best of both worlds. It’s a spring fed pool but the water is filtered like a pool. The park has 200 grills, 300 picnic tables and life guards who are always on duty. 

FORT WORTH | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Burger Lake 


 

BARTON SPRINGS

BARTON SPRINGS

In the heart of Austin lies a 3 acre, natural spring fed swimming hole that is open to the public year-round. The swimming hole offers expansive views of downtown Austin and a lawn for lounging. 

AUSTIN | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Barton Springs


 

GARNER STATE PARK

GARNER STATE PARK

Garner State Park offers nearly three miles of swimming opportunities created by the chilly Frio river! The water is crystal clear and super refreshing in the Texas heat.

CONCAN | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Garner State Park


 

BLUE HOLE

BLUE HOLE

Surrounded by cypress trees, the Blue Hole in Wimberley has 4.5 acres of trails surrounding the watering hole. It’s the perfect place to take a hike and cool off in the bright blue water. 

WIMBERLY | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Blue Hole


 

DEVILS WATERHOLE

DEVILS WATERHOLE

Devils Waterhole is a cliff jumping enthusiast’s dream with 3 different levels to jump from, ranging 7-25 feet.

BURNET | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Devils Waterhole


 

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