10 Natural Swimming Holes In Texas That Everyone Should Check Out This Summer

Texans are well-accustomed to summertime heat, and our favorite way to combat it is to find the nearest swimming hole and jump right in. These natural swimming holes in Texas are the perfect way to spend a summer day, and since you’re surrounded by Texas’ beautiful natural landscape, you’ll feel even closer to nature than you would at a normal pool. Who’s ready to dive in?

Have you been to any of these natural swimming holes in Texas? If so, which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, and if your favorite Texas swimming hole didn’t make the list, nominate it for a chance to be featured.

For more water adventures, be sure to check out beautiful Mustang Island.

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June 02, 2022

What are the most beautiful beaches in Texas?

Beautiful beaches in Texas are easy to find, offering a break from the sometimes stifling warm weather month heat. Some of the most popular include:

  • Galveston is known for its wide open spaces, as well as Galveston Island State Park. This park offers a lovely waterfront hike with an observation tower to take in the sights.
  • Whitecap Beach in Corpus Christi is named after the beautiful white sands along the shore.
  • Surfside Beach in Brazoria County is situated on Follet's Island right along the Gulf of Mexico.


Where can we find state parks in Texas?

There are 89 state parks in Texas and that number also includes historic sites and natural areas.

  • The largest state park in Texas is Big Bend Ranch State Park, located in West Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Acton State Historic Site in Granbury is the smallest state park in Texas and it’s the burial site of Elizabeth Crockett, the wife of Davy Crockett.
  • Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City features beautiful limestone rocks and lots of hiking trails.


Where can we find waterparks in Texas?

There are several wonderful waterparks in Texas, each offering its own unique amenities and fun.

  • Altitude H20 in Corsiciana is the largest floating aqua park obstacle course in Texas and features several inflatables including trampolines, slides, and swinging ropes.
  • Big Rivers Water Park & Adventures in New Caney is both a traditional waterpark and an inflatable aqua park.
  • Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring features water rides, a wave pool, and a lazy river.