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Krause Springs, Spicewood

(3.7/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Wow - we had a wonderful swim at Krause Springs. It is a beautiful swimming hole with cypress trees and a grotto and little waterfall with ferns and rocks. We sunbaked on the rocks and watched people ...  more »
  • This is a a lovely place, but it is precarious, even for adults. There is very difficult access to the water and it is surrounded by large slippery rocks. I saw 2 adults eat it HARD on those rocks! Do...  more »
  • Krause Springs was exactly the type of adventure we were looking for. We could explore off the beaten path, but it wasn't so rugged that 2 moms with two 15 year old girls and two 10 year old boys coul...  more »
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  • 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 the great fortune of camping on weeknights just after 4th of July, so there were loads of excellent unfinished firewood up for the taking and practically no other campers except for one very rude family who showed up around midnight, I planned on being up by 4:30am. All in all a beautiful view from my hammock, incredible wildlife, and a fantastic swimming hole with a rope swing and a cliff side to jump from. Cash only was definitely something to remember when the nearest functional ATM was so far back by downtown. Bring your own firewood as well, at first I was annoyed that, this being one of the only fire allowing campuses, I could not forge my own fire from the nature around me. Realizing what it means for this space to be a social park, I can only imagine what would happen to the nature there if groups of people were forging their own every night, there'd be nothing left to enjoy, so I appreciate their clear concern for managing the land. As long as you don't get a rude family or visit during a busy weekend or holiday, you'll have a 5 star experience.
  • It's a small camping site which we loved. We didn't have to walk far to go to the waterfalls it was near our tent. The guy in the front talks fast but is very friendly. The only thing is that they only sell wood and ice, wish they sold more because the nearest town is 20-25 min away but we enjoyed our stay. It's very inexpensive very reasonable.
  • 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 too..it 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.