Swim at Hamilton Pool Preserve

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Enjoy a clear, natural pool in a beautiful, overhanging rock cave. This is a great place to swim with family or friends and the 50-foot waterfall makes for amazing pictures.

Hamilton Pool Preserve, about a 45 minute drive from Austin, TX, is one of the most beautiful places to spend a hot, Texas afternoon. A short hike from the parking lot through a wooded forest opens up onto a scenic, natural pool. The small beach to one side is usually dotted with sunbathers and picnicing families, enjoying relaxing day out of the city.

The park has a limited capacity, and often fills up on warm weekends and even weekdays. Be sure to arrive early to avoid lines.

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Bathrooms
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Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Romantic
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Waterfall
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Lovely, if you enjoy crowds

It is a beautiful pool cradled in amazing limestone shaped by nature. I went there many years ago, before there was such a thing as reservations. It was still too crowded for my taste, as is everything even more so now in The Austin area. Every swimming hole is too populated to be able to do much swimming unless you can hit one during off-peak hours or months

amazing swimming!

I spent a few hours here with the kids! Lots of fish to watch and we even saw a turtle!

Beautiful views

Pack light. The 1/4 mile trail to the pool has a lot of steps and is very rocky. Also make sure to reserve your spot a few months in advance. It is worth the drive and very relaxing once there.

No Swimming Allowed

Pretty area, but not a whole lot to do

Terrible

Since I Last Left My Review They Have Closed it down and your no longer allowed to swim you can still go but you must have a reservation ranging from 150 for four people to 1000 for 5

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4.1/5

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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