Summertime Swimming Holes in Texas

Swimming Holes

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.”  That’s how the popular song goes.  And if you’re living easy and living right in Texas, then you’ve found yourself sitting in a Lone-Star swimming hole staring up at the big Texas sky above.  You see, the Good Lord knew Texas was going to get hot in the summertime – and that’s why he gave us so many swimming holes.

You can find spots to beat the heat in every part of our state, but here are some of my favorite Central Texas Swimming holes.  Enjoy!  And Dive In!

BARTON SPRINGS, AUSTIN, TX

I think the term “urban oasis” was invented specifically for this spot.  It’s right in the shadow of downtown Austin and it’s 68 degree water feels perfect year round, which is the perfect temperature on a blazing summer day.

BLUE HOLE, WIMBERLEY, TX

The crystal clear water of Cypress Creek pools underneath massive trees.  Throw in a couple rope swings and you’ve got one of the best swimming holes in Texas.

DEVIL’S WATERHOLE, BURNET, TX

Take the plunge off a 40 foot cliff into the waters of Inks Lake at Inks Lake State Park.  Or just sit on a float and watch others do it.  It’s your choice, and that’s the beauty of it.

HAMILTON POOL, DRIPPINGS SPRINGS, TX

  It’s a creek, a pool, and a massive limestone grotto.  It’s also one of the best “post card” shots in the Texas Hill Country.

KRAUSE SPRINGS, SPICEWOOD, TX

Here you’ll find a swimming hole with dozens of natural springs trickling down a fern-covered wall and pooling into what feels like a secret oasis in Hawaii, yet 100% Texan.

ZEDLER MILL, LULING, TX

What used to be a place to turn grain into bread, is now a place to turn a boring afternoon into an awesome day in the river.   It’s the San Marcos river to be exact and it flows just south of the town of Luling where you can bask in the sunshine, or slide down the moss-covered dam.

Podcast Episode 13 – “Summer Must Do Activities”

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Join us this episode as we share our “must-do” activities for the Summer. These are the things that define summer for us. Some are memories from growing up that are still with us and some are new things we have discovered. From homemade ice cream, BBQ and snow cones to water parks and tubbing, we share some tried and true summer adventures.

There’s still some of the summer left to enjoy these activities. So join us for this podcast and get out there and make the most of the last bit of summer!

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This endeavor is generously supported by Hat Creek Burger CompanyOmega Broadcast Group and Magic Room Studios.

Now Hiring: Fall Intern

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his could be your desk!! Ever wanted to work for the strangest travel show in Texas?  Looking to gain experience in production, editing, marketing, journalism, and being on set for a TV show?  Well then listen up.

We are currently looking for our next FALL SEMESTER intern.  Here are the criteria.

  • Must be enrolled in school and seeking credit for the internship
  • Must show interest in aspects of television production (filming, editing, writing, marketing, etc.)
  • Knowledge and/or experience with non-linear editing preferred (Premiere, Avid, FCPX)
  • Must be available to work for 15-20 hours/week at our offices in Georgetown, TX

This is a PAID internship at $8/hour.  If you are attending one the following schools, apply though the links below. All others, please send your resume to tosha (at) hogaboomroad.com.

University of Texas - https://moody-utexas-csm.symplicity.com/students/
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Keep on Trippin’

August Wine Tour and Distillery Tour Photos

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We had a great time on our 2015 Distillery Tour and learned a lot about Texas Spirits. It was good to see the familiar faces of our bus tour regulars and meet some new fans as well. Thanks to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q for the breakfast tacos to start the day! Also, a big shout out to Garrison Brothers, Cypress Creek, and Deep Eddy for hosting us and then Brewster’s for lunch! Fun times as always.

Our next adventure is a End of Summer Wine Tour! Join us as we tour and taste our way around some of the best wineries west of Austin and in the Hill Country. Tickets are on sale now in the Daytripper General Store. This tour is already halfway sold out. We’d love to see you there!

Podcast Episode 12 – “Season 6: Behind the Scenes, Part 3″

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Join us this episode as we share some stories from the road for the final 5 episodes of Season 6! Join us for stories from…

Devils River
Monahans
Round Rock
Schulenburg
Tomball

You won’t want to miss this episode!

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This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet CountyOmega Broadcast Group and Magic Room Studios.

Season 6 – Tomball!

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In case you missed it, our Tomball episode aired in a few markets last week and on KLRU in Austin on Thursday. This was the winner of our Viewer’s Choice contest, so obviously you really want to watch this episode.

In this episode, Chet heads north of Houston to explore a town built along the railroad.  He visits its many historic sites and takes a flight on a WW2 B-17 “flying fortress” bomber.  To polish off the day, he attempts to eat a “Mega Mel” burger coming in a 1 1/2 feet tall.  Let’s hit the road or is that “rail-road!”

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Tomball episode page for the link.

Season 6 – Devils River

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In case you missed it, our Devils River episode aired in a few markets last week and on KLRU in Austin on Thursday. Don’t miss this episode as Chet heads to no-man’s land to canoe the “most pristine river in Texas.”  On this multi-day canoe trip, he fishes, camps on the banks of this beautiful blue river and learns what it takes to survive in the middle of nowhere. Let’s hit the road…or shall we say River!

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Devils River episode page for the link.

Podcast Episode 11 – “Tales from the Road with Brandon Rhyder”

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This time on The Daytripper we have special guest, Brandon Rhyder, joining us to talk about life on the road and food. Yep…that’s right, Brandon is a foodie as well as a musician. We talk BBQ (of course), rattlesnake and cooking while on the road…literally. You won’t believe one of the ways to cook on the road.

We also discuss BBQ controversy and BBQ wins in Austin, our favorite Texas flower, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and the first annual Taste of Red Poppy cooking contest plus a while lot more.

In our Texas Music minute we feature…wait for it…Brandon Rhyder (kinda obvious). We hear how he got started, what inspires him and the stories behind a couple of his big hits. You’ll enjoy this unplugged time with Brandon.

You won’t want to miss this episode!

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This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Omega Broadcast Group and Magic Room Studios.

Season 6 – Schulenburg!

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In case you missed it, our Schulenburg episode aired in a few markets last week and on KLRU in Austin on Thursday. Don’t miss this episode as Chet explores the “Painted Churches of Texas” and dives into the German and Czech history of Central Texas! Lots to learn and explore in this beautiful town and surrounding countryside! A Polka museum, a Texas dance hall and the iconic Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum are just a few of our stops. Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Schulenburg episode page for the link.

Season 6 – Monahans!

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In case you missed it, our Monahans episode aired in a few markets last week and on KLRU in Austin on Thursday. You won’t want to miss this West Texas adventure! Chet gets lost in the desert, meets an odd frog, walks in the shoes…ummm, I mean wears the glasses of a music legend and grabs some air in a dune buggy. All this and a million more adventures await in Monahans.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch.

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Monahans episode page for the link.