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Krause Springs, Spicewood

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
A well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years.
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  • Went on a Saturday morning with friends. It was $7 to get in for the day, as we were not camping. While it was definitely pretty, it was way too crowded. They need to limit the tickets sold to keep do...  read more »
  • We spent the afternoon at KS with our daughter, son in law, and 7-month-old granddaughter.It is a beautiful spot. The water is clear, cool, and refreshing, with great water flow even in September. The...  read more »
  • Great find in Hill Country. Very beautiful and relaxing. Worth the side trip. Interesting back story of the Krause family. 
  • The staff that runs the place is always great and friendly. If you're looking to avoid the crowd I'd recommend coming on a Monday - Thursday. Sign a form, use the rope swing or jump off a cliff; this is a great spot to cool off and not terribly far from 'civilization'. There's a spring fed pool on the top-level and a large natural spring surrounded by vegetation with a limestone beach (great for sub-bathing or drying off towels). I'd recommend water shoes as the entrance to the lower spring can get quite slippery, but not necessary unless you're squeamish about touching vegetation and silt with your feet.
  • This was our 1st time here and we had a lot of fun! The Springs are beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful!! We will defiantly be coming back again. It is very a great price to camp and very family friendly! All campers we quiet around 10pm!! If you want to get out of the city you should check this place out!!
  • I had a good time and it was a nice springs however in my opinion this place is super dangerous. We saw at least 8-10 ppl fall down because the terrain is slippery and difficult to walk across. Some of them fell really hard was crazy. I was literally afraid to walk around. The water is dirty but that was expected...and it was refreshing along with the water fall. I made the best of our day there but I wouldn't go back due to the unsafe terrain. I'd rather not stress when I go to places like this.
  • Beautiful. We had a great time camping here. The people are very friendly. We loved the swimming area and the kids stayed on the rope swing everyday. We would definitely stay here again. My only complaint is they won't give you a gate code to get back in the park after 9 so there were some places we couldn't go or we wouldn't have made it back to the park before it closed. The gates are closed from 9pm-9am. No exceptions. And the bathrooms and showers were always dirty and full of bugs.
  • This place is a natural wonder in my opinion. The cypress trees here must be state records, a few of them look like stubby sequoias to me, they're huge. The water is cold enough to take your breath away even when it's 100 degrees out and you can see it flowing into and out of the swimming pool. The grounds are pretty neatly maintained, while we were there we saw a few guys going around and picking up trash which is appreciated. Where the springs hit the river is where you'll find the original springs and swimming hole. It's beautiful, truly. Water cascading down over ferns into a deep cold pool. There is a rope swing down there that always has a couple of people swinging from it. A few detractors, however. The place is CRAWLING with poison ivy. I'm serious, there IS a lot of Virginia creeper and blackberry vines, but if you look closely enough at any patch of bushes you're almost certain to see some poison ivy or poison oak. Some of the cypress trees have vines running up the sides of them that I'd expect are actually champions in their own right... The other problem is down along the rocks near the pool. They're slippery as owl doo on a wet doorknob. I'm relatively coordinated and I've busted my bottom every time I've visited. Go slowly and stay away from the red/black slime areas - you've been warned.
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