Where to Swim in the Austin Area

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 3:51pm.

Where to Swim in the Austin Area

Summer is here, and the pools are open across the Austin area! There are tons of swimming pools all over Austin, so we’ve put together a list of our local favorites. Visit the Austin Parks and Recreation Department website to see a full list of swimming pools in the city of Austin. Many of the pools on our list charge cash or credit only entrance fees, so be sure to look over the special notes for each location before you head out. Check out these popular swimming areas in the Austin area:

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.

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 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 CASH ONLY for entrance fees.

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.  Special Notes: The park accepts CREDIT CARDS ONLY at the automated pay stations for entrance fees.

McKinney State Park Falls- 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.

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.

Dripping Springs

Hamilton Pool- 24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX; Hours: Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm; Entry Fees: $15 per car. Special Notes: Reservations are required to swim at Hamilton Pool until September 30th. The pool may be closed to swimming due to 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.

Reimers Ranch- 23610 Hamilton Road, Dripping Springs, TX; Hours: Open daily from 8am to twilight; Entry Fees: $10 per car per day; Special Notes: 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: $5 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 - 5pm; Entry Fees: FREE for children under 3, $1 for ages 4 - 12 and 55+, $2 for ages 13 - 17, $3 for ages 18 and up; Special Notes: 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.

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, $7 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.

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