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Highland Lakes Swimming Holes

The Texas Hill Country would be nothing without its incredible swimming holes. The Highland Lakes has everything from waterfalls to rivers, and large lakes to glistening pools. Take a dip in one of the many parks, springs and lakes in the region.

The Colorado River snakes through the Hill Country, bringing life and color to the Highland Lakes. Managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, and Lake Travis offer recreational activities for thousands of people every year.

Visit Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs for the Hill Country’s favorite historic swimming hole - it gets crowded, so make reservations in advance. Want seclusion? Go on an adventure to visit the Lake Buchanan waterfall for a beautiful swim session in this secret spot in the Highland Lakes.

Krause Springs is an Eden on Earth in Spicewood. It has several swim spots throughout the property, from a man-made, spring-fed swimming pool, to a grotto with a waterfall and rope swing.

Blanco State Park in Blanco and Lakeside Park in Marble Falls both offer swimming opportunities inside the city limits. They are family-friendly, with large well-kept lawns, picnic spots and cool water for swimming.

These Texas Hill Country swimming holes provide visitors and residents with plenty of options for staying cool in the summer heat.

Cliffs, lakes, waterfalls, crystal clear water — the Highland Lakes has it all. Go for a swim to cool off in the Highland Lakes.