The World’s Largest Spring-Fed Pool Is Right Here In Texas And You’ll Want To Visit
Picture a pristine swimming pool with sapphire waters, rare fish, and scuba diving. Visitors lounge in the shade of tall trees and swimmers delight in crystal-clear water.
Chances are, you didn’t think western Texas could be the setting of such a place. And yet against all odds, this desert oasis can be found in the heart of the desert plains. Balmorhea State Park features the largest naturally-fed swimming pool in the world and with hot summer days ahead, you’ll want to plan your visit soon.
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Admission to the park is $7 per adult, and any certified scuba divers who wish to participate in night diving can pay an additional $5. For more information on the park as well as directions and hours, be sure to visit the official website. Have you seen the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool in person? We’d love to hear about your experiences there!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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