14 Texas watering holes you have to get in

Posted by: Caroline Walker

I grew up in a small town in Northern California in the Sierra Nevada mountains, not far from Lake Tahoe, and moved to Texas in 2000. I guess you could say I was quite skeptical about Texas and the great outdoors. All you think about growing up in California when you hear of Texas are cows, ranches, the Cowboys and maybe the TV show Dallas.  

In the last 14 years, I have been absolutely surprised by the hidden outdoor gems that this magnificent State holds.  My brothers, friends and I spent the summers riding our bikes to watering holes, creeks, and waterfalls on a regular basis trying to find secret spots around the North Fork of the American river that we would call our own. 

In honor of those years growing up, here are some of the most epic watering holes in Texas, many of them in Austin or just around the corner.  As the triple digit temperature days are coming, I know you will be looking to cool off!  Enjoy!

Hamilton Pool-  Directions.

Barton Springs- Directions

Jacob's Well- Directions

Krause Springs- Directions

Frio River- Directions

Pedernales- Directions

Mckinney Falls- Directions

Dolan Falls, Devils River- Directions

Bull Creek- Directions

Devils Water Hole, Inks lake- Directions

Blue Hole, Wimberley- Directions

Blue Hole, Leakey-

Balmorhea State Park- Directions

Blue Hole, Georgetown- Directions

If you are looking to kick back and relax in a hammock on your journey to these amazing locations check out our Texas Flag Hammock!