Spring will be springing into our lives before we know it and it's always nice to have a plan in advance as to what we'll be doing and seeing in Texas during its most beautiful season. Below is a list of what we've judged to be perfect places to go and explore, some of which will require major sunscreen. These scenic nature spots in Texas will make for the best spring adventures!
Lost Creek Swimming Hole
Address: 2612 Lost Creek Blvd., Austin, TX
Why You Need To Go: We all know that with spring, comes some major heat waves in Texas. This is the perfect place to cool off!
Monahans Sandhills State Park
Address: 2500 E Interstate 20, Monahans, TX
Why You Need To Go: These are the only sand dunes of their kind in all of Texas. Visiting is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, plus you'll get some amazing photos.
Rock Garden Trail
Address: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX
Why You Need To Go: Palo Duro Canyon State Park has many hiking trails within it, but this one has some truly incredible views.
Address: 24518 Farm to Market Road 1431, Marble Falls, TX
Why You Need To Go: This hike has just about everything along the way, with trails ranging from easy to hard.
Milton Reimers Ranch Park
Address: 23610 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Why You Need To Go: You can go horseback riding, swimming, and hiking with your pup all in one day here.
Goose Island State Park
Address: 202 S Palmetto St, Rockport, TX
Why You Need To Go: You can camp under the most gorgeous and massive 1,000-year-old Live Oak Tree.
Pedernales Falls State Park
Address: 2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX
Why You Need To Go: There are waterfalls galore to splash around in with your friends and family.
Price: $5 per vehicle
Address: 1085 Blue Hole Road, Santa Rosa, NM
Why You Need To Go: Last but not least, this gorgeous spot may not be in Texas, but it's just a short drive away from El Paso. The natural pools you'll swim in are very much worth the trip.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.