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Krause Springs, Spicewood

3.8
#51 of 150 in Nature in Texas
Hot Spring Nature / Park
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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  • This is a great place to spend a day cooling off in a beautiful natural spring. There is a cliff dive and rope swing. Bring good shoes with tread as the rocks are uneven and slippery and there are qui...  more »
  • The grounds are wonderful. Its a great place for a picnic. The man-made pool (spring fed) is of moderate size but on a weekend its very crowded (and cold). The river swimming area is a concern. Its wa...  more »
  • We had a bad experience on a busy Sunday. First, the staff is very nice, and the grounds are spectacular. But apparently the owners do not want to turn away paying admissions even if the pools are com...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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