Swimming

Palmetto State Park

Palmetto State Park is a place that stands apart from the rest of Central Texas. With old-growth trees draped in Spanish moss and a wealth of semi-tropical vegetation, this green oasis appears pulled straight of of prehistoric times. Located in Gonzales County, Palmetto State Park is only 1 hour from major cities San Antonio and …

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McKinney Falls State Park

    McKinney Falls State Park is something of a hidden gem of the Austin area, offering its namesake falls, remarkable sightseeing and miles of wooded trails all nestled within a 700-acre corner of Austin city limits. With a surprising wealth of activities, particularly hiking, biking and swimming opportunities, McKinney Falls is perfect for a …

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Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter

    Looking for a relaxing float or paddle down the Guadalupe River? Come visit Bergheim Campground and River Outfitter.  Located on the Upper Guadalupe, this campground is a bit off the beaten path, making for a more peaceful experience. This section of the river is also known as Sultenfuss Crossing, and many locals come down …

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Blue Hole

Blue Hole

A rustic, natural swimming hole with perennially cool water, Blue Hole has been a favorite summertime destination for Central Texas residents for nearly 100 years. Just minutes from the small-town cheer of Wimberley, Blue Hole still evokes a sense of a bygone era, the pastoral charm of whiling away lazy days at a rural watering …

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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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Bastrop State Park

   Bastrop State Park owes its impressive beauty to the presence of the “Lost Pines,” the westernmost forest of loblolly pines in the country, separated from their nearest neighbors in east Texas by 100 miles. Also of interest are several buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Considered an excellent example of …

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