Swim at Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Sarah Williams

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

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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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

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Sarah Williams

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