It feels like just yesterday that spring arrived in the Lone Star State, but, just like that, summer is right around the corner. Knowing this, it's important to start making a bucket list of Texas swimming holes that you can not let yourself miss out on for any longer. Below are seven of our favorites and they're arguably the most gorgeous in all of Texas.

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Price: Free - $12

Address: 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX

Why You Need To Go: This is one of few places in Texas that you can sit back, relax, and get rained on by a waterfall.


Jacobs Well Natural Area

Price: 💸

Address: 1699 Mount Sharp Rd., Wimberley, TX

Why You Need To Go: Make the dive of a lifetime into crystal clear water!


Barton Springs Pool

Price: Free - $9

Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: Barton Springs is the perfect place to cool off during a hot Texas summer. 


Blue Hole Regional Park

Price: $10

Address: 100 Blue Hole Ln., Wimberley, TX

Why You Need To Go: There's room for swimming, tubing, swinging from rope swings, and more!


Krause Springs

Price: $8

Address: 424 County Rd. 404, Spicewood, TX

Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous nature spot is perfect for anyone looking to save money on a plane ticket to a tropical island.


The Narrows

Price: Free

Address: 101 Park Rd. 23, Blanco, TX

Why You Need To Go: This secluded swimming hole in Texas is unlike anything else in the Lone Star State. 


Frio River

Price: Free - $5

Address: P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824

Why You Need To Go: After a long day of exploring Colorado Bend State Park, the Frio River is the perfect place to float and cool off in.


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.

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