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Texas' Swimming Holes

The summer heat is already in full swing, so cool off with one of Texas’ many beautiful swimming holes! Here are five of my favorite spots to make a splash!

People swimming.

Barton Springs Pool

On a scorching hot day, there’s no better place to be than at this swimming hole right in the middle of Downtown Austin. Since it’s spring fed, the water is always a chilling 68 degrees. You’ll just need to learn the “Barton Springs Two Step.” Step One - jump in the cold water. Step Two - heat up on the grassy hill. And repeat!

Hamilton Pool

A refreshing swimming hole, a shady limestone grotto and a gorgeous waterfall -- what more could you possibly need for the perfect summer day? Head to Dripping Springs to make a splash in this one-of-a-kind pool, but be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. It fills up fast!

People swimming.

People on a rock at Devil's Waterhole

Devils Waterhole

This quiet cove with stunning pink granite cliffs is part of Inks Lake State Park in Burnet. If you’re brave, climb to the top of the highest rock and take the daring plunge into the water 40 feet below. But if you’re not feeling brave enough for the jump, float on the lake and watch others take the leap.

Garner State Park

Another great place to beat the heat is on the Frio River in Concan. The crystal clear water is refreshing year round. So grab a tube and your closest buddies and get to floating. There are also plenty of rope swings to make your water entry more exciting.

A woman and children swimming in the lake.

Geyser at Burger Lake

Burger’s Lake

Who would’ve thought that there was a beach in Fort Worth? This spring-fed lake not only has a sandy beach for relaxing, but you can also make a splash on a giant trapeze and slide!