Top 10 Texas Spots to Cool Off All Summer Long

1. Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool

Located beneath Zilker Park is the coolest place to cool off in Austin. Barton Springs Pool is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68 degrees. The diving board makes sure the fun never runs out and the hills make for perfect tanning spots.

2. Deep Eddy Pool

Deep Eddy Pool

Deep Eddy Pool is a hometown Austin favorite, Austinites of all ages come to take a dip in the cool water of Deep Eddy. Located right next to Town Lake, it’s the perfect place to cool off after an afternoon of kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.

3. Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve is located just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs and is well worth the drive. It’s a fun, short hike down to the pool, with views that are sure to bring you back. Leave the pets at home for this one and be sure to check out the online reservations before heading out!

4. Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Only the bold and adventurous dare to take the plunge into the depths of Jacob’s Well in Wimberley. This unique Texas swimming spot is filled with fresh spring water and home to the second-largest fully submerged cave in Texas. Make sure to check the reservations if you plan to plunge into the well while you’re there

5. Windy Point-Bob Wentz Park Lake Travis

Windy Point-Bob Wentz Park Lake Travis

Windy Point gives you one of the best views of Lake Travis, and the water is always refreshing. You can pull your car right up to the water when the lake is low, or enjoy the picnic tables when the lake is high. The Oasis is also right down the street, making it the perfect place to grab a drink after a day at the lake.

6. City Park-Emma Long Metropolitan Park

City Park-Emma Long Metropolitan Park

City Park feeds from Lake Austin so the water is always cold and clean! City Park also has two piers that are fun to jump off and a sandy shore that makes you feel like you are at the beach. Bring the family for camping and a cookout or a fun day at the lake!

7. Krause Springs

Krause Springs

Krause Springs is located in Spicewood and is filled with endless fun and adventure. The natural springs surrounding the site are fed into man-made and natural pools. The water is perfect for the Texas heat and the natural pool has rope swings and cliffs for jumping into the spring.

8. BSR Cable Park

BSR Cable Park

The BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas is a must-do summer adventure. The Royal Flush Slide will send you flying in the sky and into the cool water. The Lazy River is a nice way to relax after the mega-slide or a fun alternative to the slide and cable park.

9. Bull Creek

Bull Creek

Bull Creek is the perfect place for a short summer hike that ends with a dip into some cold water! Bull Creek is free and offers multiple trails and hidden coves that are perfect for everyone! You can enter Bull Creek along the Capital of Texas Highway and Old Spicewood Springs Road, make sure to bring the dogs and plenty of water!

10. Wimberley Blue Hole Regional Park

Wimberley Blue Hole Regional Park

Blue Hole in Wimberley is always an amazing time. The clean and cool water is the perfect escape from the Texas heat. The trees provide perfect shade or plenty of sunlight for tanning. Just a short drive from Austin, but much worth it for the simple bliss of Blue Hole.

Chris Kim

A passionate Texan with a flair for capturing the essence of the Lone Star State through his words. Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Chris brings a unique perspective. With a background in journalism and a love for storytelling, he weaves together narratives that transport readers to the vibrant landscapes and rich culture of Texas. Whether he's exploring hidden gems in local communities or savoring the diverse flavors of Texan cuisine, Chris invites you on a journey to discover the untold stories that make Texas so tantalizing.