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Great Swimming in the Texas Hill Country

Looking for a great outdoor adventure? Take a road trip with your favorite people to some of the best swimming spots in the Texas Hill Country! From creeks to waterfalls to springs, there are lots of great spots to take a dip. Be sure to check out the links we’ve included here – we’ve thrown in a bunch of fun YouTube videos so you can experience each place before you’ve even visited. Let’s explore some great swimming spots in the Texas Hill Country!

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Austin Swimming Spots

There are a bunch of great spots to go swimming in Austin, and you can reach all of them in less than an hour from Cypress Creek Cottages!

Barton Springs Pool (45 minutes from Wimberley), the main attraction of the Barton Springs Greenbelt, is the most popular swimming spot in Austin. It features three acres of 71.6-degree spring-fed water. It’s a great place to see some interesting local wildlife and explore the string of swimming holes. You can also enjoy biking, hiking, rock climbing, and bouldering while you’re out.

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a bit less popular than Barton for those looking for a place to swim in Austin, but that only makes this spot more incredible because you won’t have to fight the big crowds. The grotto and swimming hole were formed after a thousand years of erosion caved in an underground river. This is the place to go if you want to take some Instagram-worthy photos of the breathtaking natural scenery.

For adults only, you can also visit Hippie Hollow – a clothing-optional swimming hole!

Guadalupe River State Park

The Guadalupe River State Park (50 minutes from Wimberley) offers a lot of beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery, so you can grab a tube and take it all in while you float down the river. The park is also the starting point for new Paddling Trails that provide mapped and accessible day trips through different scenery and difficulty levels.

Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake State Park

The Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet (about 1.5 hours from Wimberley) is another spot full of great swimming locations and local history. The swimming hole is massive – 4.2 miles long and 3,000 feet wide – and much warmer than Barton Springs. Another popular pastime here is cliff jumping!

Wimberley Water Adventures

Of course, if you’re looking to swim, hike, and stay in the same area, Wimberley and Cypress Creek Cottages have you covered!

Jacob’s Well is a swimming hole “situated over an artesian spring fed by the Trinity Aquifer”. A favorite spot for Wimberley visitors and Texas travelers, it’s also one of the longest underwater caves in Texas!

Blue Hole Regional Park is home to another great swimming hole! The swimming season at Blue Hole includes weekends only in May and September and every day from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Cypress Falls is created by a dam in Cypress Creek, and it’s a hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country. When you stay at Cypress Creek Cottages, you have exclusive access to the Cypress Falls swimming area.

Pack Your Swim Gear and Let Cypress Creek Cottages Take Care of the Rest

Cypress Creek Cottages is a perfect midpoint between all these great swimming spots in the Texas Hill Country, and you’ll love having a luxury cabin to wind down in after an exciting day in the water!

Choose one of our 12 private cottages – each with a private deck/patio, grill, and hot tub. Take a look at our availability to book your holiday stay! All cottages offer access to the Cypress Creek with several cottages located directly on the creek.

Worried about planning a stay with COVID-19 still hanging around? Cypress Creek Cottages is making sure your stay is socially distanced and safe.


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