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Krause Springs, Spicewood

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#51 of 150 in Nature in Texas
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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  • August 6, 2017
    We were vacationing from Illinois and discovered this by mistake when we missed a turn for the place we were looking for. The grounds are incredible to see as everything including tables and benches a...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Some people may have very negative opnions of this place but I dont believe many pf them are validated. My family and I had an amzing time here. You nust bring cash because they don't take cards. You ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    What an awesome surprise in our own backyard! I Googled swimming holes near me and we'd been to them all, except this one. Off my son and I went. It was a nice 40 minute drive from downtown Austin. Th...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    The experience was great! Don't listen to the people saying the rocks are too slick, they aren't! The only advice I'd give you on the rocks is to not walk around on them barefoot, it makes your feet sore. I went there on a Sunday and it didn't start getting busy until about 3:00pm. The 20ft cliff jumping is kinda dangerous, the water you jump into is pretty shallow (like 6ft) so I'd be careful. The rope swinging is fun to watch and do. Then there's the waterfall! It's beautiful with all the plants and cold water running off the cliff. If you go to the back you'll see a little dark cave that's fun and spooky to swim into! The water depths change a lot in the natural pool. One minute it's 5ft the next it's nearly 10ft. The water temperature is cool but just right if you like a little chill. I would definitely come back here! Oh and the gardens gorgeous, there are bright colors everywhere! They also have GIANT wind chimes! The whole place is beautiful!
  • July 9, 2017
    Gorgeous spring-fed pool and creek. The cypress trees at this property have wider trunks than others I've encountered around other parts of Central Texas. Tons of families were out enjoying the swimming hole and day-use area during my visit.
  • June 28, 2017
    This place is beautiful and amazing, nice swimming pool fed by the springs that runs over into a nice swimming hole with waterfall and rope swing. Staff was wonderful and I can't say enough good things about it. You must see this place.
  • May 3, 2017
    Beautiful campground, gardens, spring pools. Plenty of semi private campsites. Quiet campground during the week, but busy on the weekends. Cold water only showers in a neat stone building. $30 a night primitive site.
  • June 22, 2017
    Gorgeous swimming hole! I can't wait for the weather to cool down a bit so we can go for some hikes.

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