Swim at Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve - Search Nearby - Added by Sarah Williams

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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Chillin
Photography
Swimming
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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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.