July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and what better way to recognize this time than by heading out to one of the many swimming holes near Dripping Springs? Stay cool when the temperatures are on the rise at these great natural attractions near Caliterra in Dripping Springs.
Barton Springs Pool
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Alongside Zilker Park in Austin, the Barton Springs Pool is an ideal destination if you want to take the whole family for a day of play in the park with a picnic and a swim. Since the pool is fed from underground springs, the water stays a refreshing 68-70 degrees. The Barton Springs Pool ranges in depths for 0-18 feet and is closed every Thursday for maintenance.
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The closest of all these swimming holes to Caliterra in Dripping Springs is the city’s very own Hamilton Pool, which is now open again! While some of the most fun you can have this summer is from spontaneous adventures, you’ll need to plan out going to Hamilton Pool because reservations are required.
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Located in Wimberley, Jacob’s Well is definitely one of our favorite swimming holes near Dripping Springs. Like Hamilton Pool, Jacob’s Well has increasingly gotten so popular that you need to make reservation to swim. As just a small portion of an intricate underwater cave system, the water in Jacob’s Well stays nice and cool at an average of 68 degrees.
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Just as Barton Springs offers the whole park package, so does Blue Hole in Wimberley. As a piece of the whole Blue Hole Regional Park, you and your family can spend the day enjoying all it has to offer, especially the swimming! While you don’t need reservations to swim here, the swimming area does fill up quickly, so get there early for a day full of splashing and fun in the sun.
Going to any of these swimming holes near Dripping Springs is an excellent way to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month! If you’d like to stay in the know about all that goes on around Caliterra in Dripping Springs, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.