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Hamilton Pool

Legendary swimming hole and grotto. The grotto, or cavern, of Hamilton Pool Preserve was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed, creating a 50ft waterfall into a pool below.  Today the area is endangered species protected, due to re-growth of lush vegetation and wildlife that was once trampled by cattle.  However, a limited …

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Enchanted Rock

      Explore one of the world’s oldest rock formations – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Located near Fredericksburg in the Central Texas Hill Country, the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is named after the estimated 1 billion year old batholith, igneous above ground rock from a volcano magma chamber that never erupted.  The Tonkawa …

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Krause Springs

    For water lovers, choose from over 30 springs to swim, relax and cool off in to beat the Texas heat. Located just 30 minutes from Austin in Spicewood, the Krause family owns 115 acres of land on the National Registry of Historical Sites, and they have been welcoming guests and campers for over …

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Lake Somerville State Park

Comprised of two units, Nails Creek and Birch Creek, the Lake Somerville State Park draws crowds because of its secluded campsites (which feel private even with hundreds of other guests), trails and lake activities. A laid back environment with a little something for everyone, Lake Somerville is popular for family reunions, holiday trips, and group …

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