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Pool Time! Central Texas best natural swimming pools


May is here, and it’s almost time for pool season, that is, if we don’t get another crazy cold front again! Central Texas has some of the best natural swimming pools around. All you need to do is get your SPF 50, water floats, and cooler and head down to one of these local swimming holes and jump in! Here are the top 8 local natural pools to quench your swimming thirst all summer long, courtesy of Gracy Title and UP Realty Austin.

Barton Springs Natural Pool

 

2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin | (512) 476-9044 | www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/bartonsprings.htm

 

Cool, clear, and teeming with life, this 1,100 foot-long spring-fed pool is one of the largest non-chlorinated swimming

pools in the country. The pool is on average 68 degrees year round. Limited lifeguard staff on duty, swim at your own risk

 

Blue Hole, Georgetown

 

W. Second St. and Rock St, Georgetown | (512) 930-3595 |  http://parks.georgetown.org/blue-hole/

 

Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming and enjoying nature along

the limestone bluffs bordering the San Gabriel River. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

3

Blue Hole, Wimberley

 

333 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676 | (512) 847-0025 | www.friendsofbluehole.org

 

Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, camping,

and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

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Emma Long Metropolitan Park on Lake Austin

 

1600 City Park Rd, Austin | (512)346-1831 | www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/emmalong.htm

 

Features include: 2 boat ramps, 2 sand volleyball courts, and 3 sets of volleyball standards.

No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

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Hamilton Pool

 

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs | (512) 264-2740  www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks/hamilton_pool.asp

 

Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone

outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. No lifeguard on duty, swimat your own risk.

 

Krause Springs

 

404 Krause Springs Rd, Spicewood | (830) 693-4181 | www.krausesprings.net

 

Located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. There are 32 springs on the property, and severalfeed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

 

 

Sculpture Falls on Barton Creek

 

S. Mopac Expressway and Loop-360, Austin

 

Located 1.3 miles upstream of the Mopac bridge, this out-and-back hike begins midway along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.Leave the busy Twin Falls/Gaines Access and head upstream, passing Twin Falls before reaching Sculpture Falls. The deeppools by both falls make for alluring swimming holes. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

 

Twin Falls on Barton Creek

 

S. Mopac Expressway and Loop-360, Austin

 

Located about half a mile upstream of the Mopac bridge, this out-and-back hike begins midway along the Barton CreekGreenbelt. A nice little swimming hole and a couple of small waterfalls. No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.

 

 

It doesn’t matter if you live in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Kyle, Buda, Leander, or anywhere in between, there are plenty of spots to keep you cool this summer. With all the rain we have been getting in the last couple of weeks, this weekend should be a great time to pack up the family, throw on the bathing suits, and make a splash at your local swimming hole!

 

Don’t forget to contact us at Up Realty for all of your real estate needs! Just go to www.uprealtygroup.com and search from thousands of listings throughout Central Texas and find the home that’s right for you. You can also find us at http://www.zillow.com/profile/Bobby-Baylor/ and http://www.trulia.com/voices/profile/Real_Estate_Pro-Pflugerville_TX-3707721/

 

Last one in the water is a rotten egg!! See ya’ll soon!

 

-Up Realty

 

 
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