15 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

The Texan heat and swim holes go hand in hand. What better way to cope with soaring temperatures than cooling off in natural pools. As you might expect, there’s plenty to go around too.

From fun-packed family orientated splashvilles to clothing optional shorelines and everything in between, Texas has it. So grab your water shoes, float, and sun cream and get going.

These are the best swimming holes in Texas:

1. Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX

Barton Springs Pool, Austin

Source: flickr

Barton Springs Pool, Austin

Barton Springs Pool, located right in Austin, is a local institution.

The 3-acre lake is spring fed, and the water averages 68 degrees Fahrenheit year around.

Its location makes it very popular, and visitor numbers have soared in recent years, but the lake and surrounding grassy banks offer plenty of space.

While it lacks that romantic backcountry scenery, it is clean and very well managed with lifeguards year around from 8 am.

The pool has some history to tell, its biggest claim to fame being the place that Robert Redford learn to swim.

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15 Best Swimming Holes in Texas:

Barton Springs Pool, Austin

  • Barton Springs Pool, Austin: flickr
  • Jacobs Well, Wimberley: flickr
  • Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs: flickr
  • Balmorhea State Park: flickr
  • Devil’s Waterhole, West of Burnet: youtube
  • Garner State Park, Concan: flickr
  • City Tube Chute, Comal River, New Braunfels: statesman
  • Blue Hole, Wimberley: flickr
  • Schumacher Crossing, Hunt: flickr
  • McKinney Falls, Austin: flickr
  • Blue Hole, Georgetown: flickr
  • Lake Tejas, Colmesneil: flickr
  • Deep Eddy Pool, Austin: flickr
  • Hippie Hollow, Austin: flickr
  • Burgers Lake, Fort Worth: burgerslake