Does this July Hill Country heat ever get you down? Don’t sweat, because we’ve got a list of the Hill Country’s best swimming holes near Dripping Springs! These spots are perfect when you really want to dive into nature and go swimming near Caliterra.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Right here in our own backyard, Hamilton Pool Preserve is hands down one of the most breathtaking and refreshing places for Dripping Springs summer activities. While this natural wonder has shaded picnic areas and scenic hiking trails, we know what you’re really looking for – the water. The Hamilton Pool is a great place for you and the family to take a dip and cool off, but this hot spot isn’t a place where you can just load up the kiddos and go. To enjoy the cool, refreshing waters of Hamilton Pool, you must make reservations!
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We know you came here for the best swimming holes near Dripping Springs, but the beautiful thing about the Hill Country is you always get more than you were expecting. A perfect example of this is Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberly! Blue Hole offers the full park experience with miles of trails, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts and, of course, the immensely fun swimming area. Just like Hamilton Pool, Blue Hole requires a reservation for the swimming area.
Barton Springs Pool
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On our next stop for fun places to go swimming near Caliterra, we’re heading over to Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park in Austin. While it may look manmade, Barton Springs Pool is completed fed from underground springs that keep the water at a consistent temperature that proves excellent for year-round swimming. With decades of history attached to it, this 3-acre pool is a top destination for thousands of people looking to beat the heat every summer. No reservations are required to go swimming, but you will need to pay an admission fee.
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Last, but not least, we’re heading back over to Wimberley for a refreshing dip in Jacob’s Well. We would certainly rank this as one of our favorites when it comes to the best swimming holes near Dripping Springs. Like most of the places on our list, Jacob’s Well is fed from an underground aquifer. What makes this swimming area so interesting is its immense depths. As the second largest fully submerged cave in Texas, Jacob’s Well reaches depths of 140 feet. Reservations are also required if you want to go swimming at Jacob’s Well, and with that 68-degree water calling your name, you can’t make them fast enough.
Don’t let yourself swelter in the summer sun! Head out to one of the best swimming holes near Dripping Springs and enjoy floating around and soaking up the sun. If you and your family venture out for some fun swimming near Caliterra or any other Dripping Springs summer activities, we’d love to know about them. Connect with Caliterra on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share with us how your family plans to beat the heat this summer.