8 Little-Known Swimming Spots In Texas That Will Blow Your Mind

It’s officially almost the time of year when the only thing on our minds is what body of water we’re jumping into next. Luckily, Texas makes that decision a piece of cake (okay, well, kind of) with the sheer number of places we have to go swimming (seriously, there are thousands). If you’re in need of some new places to swim in Texas, here are eight of our favorite spots that definitely belong on every Texan’s bucket list.

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So, what do you think? Have you ever been to any of these swimming spots? Where’s your favorite place to go swimming in Texas? Tell us all about it in the comments!

Address: 9207 TX-17, Balmorhea, TX 79718, USA
Address: Mustang Island, Texas, USA
Address: 110 Lee St, Seguin, TX 78155, USA
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663, USA
Address: Canyon Lake, TX, USA
Address: Lake Travis, Texas, USA
Address: 1699 Mt Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA
Address: 424 Co Rd 404, Spicewood, TX 78669, USA
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Places To Swim in Texas

April 20, 2021

How many swimming holes in Texas are there?  

Texas is an enormous state with literally thousands of swimming holes peppered all over. No matter where in the state you’re located, you’ll probably be able to find plenty of ideal swimming holes for those warmer months of the year. Some of our favorite Texas swimming holes are Barton Springs pool, in Austin, which is a gorgeous spring-fed paradise where the temperature is a perfect 68 degrees all year. Hamilton Pool, in Dripping Springs, is an astonishingly beautiful swimming spot that will make you forget you’re not in a movie. There are also lots of spots throughout our numerous state parks, and no matter what kind of experience you’re hoping for, you’re likely to find it in the Lone Star State. 

What are the most popular summer activities in Texas?

You know what they say: everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes our summer shenanigans! You could always do any of the basics – hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, things like that – but we promise you they won’t be basic in Texas. Our campgrounds are breathtaking, our lakes are crystal-clear, and the possibilities are endless. If you’re more of an urban adventurer-type, there are always hubs of arts and entertainment like Deep Ellum, in downtown Dallas. 

Where are the best swimming spots in Texas?

Considering there are way too many awesome swimming holes in Texas to even begin to list here, well, it’s hard to know where to start. However, some of the most awe-inspiring swimming spots in the Lone Star State include Hamilton Pool, which is so beautiful that it’s simply unfair, and Jacob’s Well is absolutely incredible (and deep) as well. We’ve also got our fair share of “blue holes”, too, like the one in Leakey, and the Devil’s Watering Hole in Burnet is second to none. For more swimming-spot inspiration, check out this article.

Address: 9207 TX-17, Balmorhea, TX 79718, USA
Address: Mustang Island, Texas, USA
Address: 110 Lee St, Seguin, TX 78155, USA
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663, USA
Address: Canyon Lake, TX, USA
Address: Lake Travis, Texas, USA
Address: 1699 Mt Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA
Address: 424 Co Rd 404, Spicewood, TX 78669, USA