Best Places to Swim in the Austin Area

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Best Places to Swim in the Austin Area

Summer is here, and pools and swimming holes are open across the Austin area! We’ve put together a list of our local favorites, but you might also visit the Austin Parks and Recreation Department website to see a full list of Austin swimming pools. Many of the pools on our list require cash or only take credit cards and some have special hours or take reservations, so be sure to look over the notes for each location as you plan your visit. Read our list and find a new place to cool down this summer!

Austin

Barton Springs Pool- 2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX; Hours: Open daily from 8 am - 9 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 1 and seniors over 80, $1 for ages 1 - 11 and seniors over 62, $2 for ages 12 - 17, $3 for ages 18 - 62. Special Notes: Barton Springs Pool is CLOSED for cleaning on Thursdays from 9 am - 7 pm and may be closed due to heavy flooding after heavy rains.

Big Stacy Pool- 700 East Live Oak, Austin, TX; Hours: Weekdays from 10 am - 8 pm, Weekends from 11 am - 8 pm, Closed Mondays; Entry Fees: FREE for all ages. Special Notes: Hours vary depending on the season.

Deep Eddy- 401 Deep Eddy Drive, Austin, TX; Hours: Weekdays from 10 am - 8 pm, Weekends from 8 am - 8 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 1 and seniors over 80, $1 for ages 1 - 11 and seniors over 62, $2 for ages 12 - 17, $3 for ages 18 - 62. Special Notes: Deep Eddy accepts credit/debit card payments at self-service kiosks.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park- 1600 City Park Road, Austin, TX; Hours: Open daily from 7 am - 10 pm; Entry Fees: $5 per car per day Monday - Thursday and $10 per car per day Friday - Sunday and holidays.  Special Notes: The park accepts CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ONLY at the automated pay stations for entrance fees.

McKinney Falls State Park- 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin, TX; Hours: Open daily from 8 am - 10 pm; Entry Fees: $6 for ages 12 and over, FREE for children 11 and under. Special Notes: Swimming is permitted in Onion Creek. Portions of the park may be closed due to heavy flooding after heavy rains.

Westlake Beach- 2509 Westlake Drive, Austin, TX; Hours: Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 7 pm; Entry Fees: $5 for ages 11 and under, $8 for ages 12 and up. Special Notes: May be closed for private parties, so be sure to call ahead.

Cedar Park

Veterans Memorial Pool- 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, TX; Hours: Monday - Saturday from 12 - 7 pm and Sunday from 12 - 6 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children 3 and under, $2 for ages 4 - 8 and seniors over 60, $4 for ages 9 - 17, $5 for ages 18 and older.

Elizabeth Milburn Park- 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX; Hours: Monday - Saturday from 1 - 7 pm and Sunday from 1 - 6 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children 3 and under, $1 for ages 4 - 8 and seniors over 60, $2 for ages 9 - 17, $3 for ages 18 and older.

Dripping Springs

Hamilton Pool- 24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX; Hours: Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm; Fees: $10 reservation fee paid online ($1 Credit Card Fee), $15 entrance fee at the gate. Special Notes: Reservations are required to swim at Hamilton Pool from May 1 - September 30th. The pool may be closed to swimming due to periods of heavy flooding.

Pedernales Falls- 2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX; Hours: Open daily during daylight hours; Entry Fees: FREE for children 12 and under, $6 for adults; Special Notes: Portions of the river may be off limits for swimming due to heavy flooding. Special Notes: During periods of high visitation, the park may be closed to visitors without camping reservations (typically on weekends or holidays). Check the park's Facebook page for closure information.

Reimers Ranch- 23610 Hamilton Road, Dripping Springs, TX; Hours: Open daily from 8 am to twilight; Entry Fees: $10 per car per day; Special Notes: A $5 surcharge will be assessed on weekends and holidays in addition to the regular entrance fee. Reimers Ranch accepts CASH OR CHECKS ONLY for entrance fees.

Georgetown

Lake Georgetown- 500 Lake Overlook Drive, Georgetown, TX; Open daily from 6 am to sunset; Entry Fees: $4 per car per day; Special Notes: The swim beach is located at Russell Park.

Kyle

Kyle Pool- 1100 W Center Street, Kyle, TX; Open Tuesday - Thursday from 12- 6 pm, Friday from 12 - 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 3, $1 for ages 4 - 12 and 55+, $2 for ages 13 - 17, $3.50 for ages 18 and up; Special Notes: The pools is CLOSED on Mondays for maintenance. Rates vary for residents living outside Kyle city limits.

Pflugerville

Scott Mentzer Pool- 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Austin, TX; Open daily Monday - Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm and Sunday from 12 - 8 pm; Entry Fees: $1.50 for children under 18 and seniors over 55, $3 for adults; Special Notes: The pool is CLOSED on Wednesdays. Scott Mentzer Pool accepts CASH OR CHECKS ONLY for entrance fees. Rates vary for residents living outside Pflugerville city limits.

Spicewood

Krause Springs- 404 Krause Spring Road, Spicewood, TX; Open daily from 9 am - 9 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 4, $5 for ages 4 - 11, $8 for ages 12 and up; Special Notes: Krause Springs accepts CASH ONLY for entrance fees.

Pace Bend Park- 2805 Pace Bend Road, Spicewood, TX; Open daily from sunrise to sunset; Entry Fees: $10 per vehicle per day; Special Notes: Pace Bend Park accepts CASH OR CHECKS ONLY for entrance fees.

Wimberley

Blue Hole- 100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, TX; Open daily from 10 am - 6 pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 3, $5 for ages 4-12, seniors over 60, and veterans/service members, $9 for ages 13 and up; Special Notes: Swimming at Blue Hole is very popular in the summertime, and the swim area may close for a period of time due to the capacity policy at Blue Hole. Check for posted reopening times at the entry gate.

1 Response to "Best Places to Swim in the Austin Area"

Tonya wrote: Pflugerville Lake is a good place to swim too.
Hamilton Pool isn't always cleared for swimming. The water isn't always safe due to bacteria. So, you should call first before going there to swim.

Posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 8:42am.

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