Monday, August 20, 2018

Austin Swimming Holes: Top Places to go for Dip!

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Austin swimming holes are all over the city!

Even if Austin isn’t near the coast, there are lots of places to get your swim in on town! Read on for the best Austin swimming holes and pools! 

Deep Eddy Pool

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Photo courtesy of @deepeddypool on Instagram

This spring-fed pool has been a destination for Austinites looking to cool off since the 1930’s. Conveniently located just west of downtown off Lake Austin Boulevard, this is a fantastic Austin swimming hole. You can even get snacks like Jim Jim Ices at their concession stand if you’re feeling hungry. No food is allowed near the pool and flip flops are a must as it’s a long walk on hot concrete from the gate to the pool.

Hamilton Pool Preserve 

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Photo courtesy of @rock_studios via @kvuenews

This gorgeous natural pool is part of a collapsed grotto. Its natural features definitely make it the most beautiful of the Austin swimming holes. Reservations are required and go fast, so reserve early! Even with reservations, call or check the website before you go because bacteria levels are sometimes too high to swim. However, you can still hike the nature trails that surround the pool even if you can’t swim! 

Hippie Hollow

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Photo courtesy of @keithmay68 on Instagram

This is Austin’s famous nude beach and the only clothing-optional public park in the state of Texas. How’s that for keeping Austin weird? If you’re 18 or over you can swim or boat in your birthday suit at this most relaxed of the Austin swimming holes. 

Lake Pflugerville Park

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Photo courtesy of @mari_p7 on Instagram

This park gives you the experience of the beach without the drive to the Gulf of Mexico.  The beach has pebbles, so be sure to bring water shoes.  You can swim, fish, picnic, or just soak up some rays on and around this man-made 180-acre reservoir. Although technically not one of the Austin swimming holes (it’s in Pflugerville), you’ll still have a great time!

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Featured photo courtesy of @apostrophi on Instagram

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