The EPIC Swimming Holes Road Trip

By Linsey Thut | July 20, 2017

Hey folks! We’re celebrating summertime with our partner Austin Area Chevy Dealers and giving you some ideas for awesome road trips around the Austin area. Since the Texas heat is already in full swing, we thought we’d start with a swimming holes road trip to help you stay cool this summer. Time to get wet!

HERE’S THE MAP…

Blue Hole – Georgetown, TX

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Inside the city limits of Georgetown is Blue Hole, where you can take a dip in the San Gabriel River or just layout on the grassy banks and catch some sun, all within walking distance of some amazing Mexican food and a tasty slice of pie.

Barton Springs Pool – Austin, TX

Right in the heart of Texas’s Capital city is Barton Springs Pool with refreshingly cold waters of 68 degrees to keep you cooled off year round. Say “hello” to the rare Barton Springs Salamander hiding beneath the rocks.

 Hamilton Pool – Dripping Springs, TX

Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs is a Texas oasis. Partially covered by a massive limestone grotto, you’ll find this pool has tons of shade and lots of beautiful cascading waterfalls to splash in.

Zedler Mill – Luling, TX

The dam at this historic 1874 mill in Luling doubles as an EPIC swimming hole in the San Marcos River. Float in the cool waters down below, or if you’re feeling really daring, climb the towering tree hanging over the river and dive in!

Rio Vista Park – San Marcos, TX

Dive into the Comal River at the Rio Vista Park in San Marcos. This park mixes equal parts lazy river and white water-rafting with a pretty intense “chute” formed by a hole in the rocks across the river. Hop in for one wild time!

Blue Hole – Wimberley, TX


Head to Blue Hole in Wimberley, TX, to rope swing into this quaint swimming hole on Cypress Creek or just spend a lazy day floating in the creek.

Krause Springs – Spicewood, TX

Krause Springs in Spicewood is Texas beauty at its best. Underneath a canopy of luscious green trees, you’ll find a refreshing pool fed by 32 natural springs keeping the waters cold and an awesome rope swing to keep you entertained. Look closely for caves and waterfalls worth exploring along the banks.

Devil’s Waterhole – Burnet, TX

Head to Inks Lake State Park in Burnet for a more adventurous swimming hole, the Devil’s Waterhole, that got it’s name from the pink granite cliffs that tower over the lake, inviting those who are brave enough to take the plunge into the cold waters 40 feet below.

The Slab – Kingsland, TX

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This might just be one of Kingsland’s best kept secrets — where the Llano River runs into this granite slab of rock, you’ll find the perfect swimming hole for wading, fishing or tubing. You can find the Slab where Ranch Road 3403 crosses the river. 

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