Find the Clearest Water in Texas at Blue Lagoon

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Texas has a number of alluring watering holes but no watering hole in the Lone Star State is as crystal clear and blue as the Blue Lagoon. This beautiful oasis is Texas’ premier scuba diving spot due to its clear and deep waters. This underrated swimming hole does require a steep fee for admittance, about $20 per non-diver, but it’s worth it. Swimming in the water here will make you think you’re in a tropical paradise.

Beach at Blue Lagoon

Located five miles north of Huntsville, which is about an hour and a half north of Houston, the Blue Lagoon is one of the most beautiful swimming spots in the Lone Star State. There are two crystal clear pools known as the Blue Lagoon. These pools were created from two former limestone quarries. The blue-green water here has high visibility, making it perfect for swimming and scuba diving.

Blue-green waters of Blue Lagoon

With its crystal clear blue waters, the Blue Lagoon looks like it belongs in a tropical location. However, this swimming hole isn’t teeming with life as a tropical swimming hole typically is. The Blue Lagoon lacks vegetation and aquatic life. Only one species lives in the waters here, the dragonfly nymph, which looks similar to a shrimp.

Blue Lagoon

While the water may remind you of a tropical paradise, the secluded Blue Lagoon will deliver the ultimate relaxation you crave with the surrounding limestone walls and pine tree-lined beaches that make it feel like a private escape. It’s the perfect place to escape the Texas heat!

Cloudy day at Blue Lagoon

A visit to the Blue Lagoon should be cherished because it caps the number of people that are allowed in at one time. This swimming hole opens up at noon on the weekends for non-divers, so you should come early to ensure a spot at this coveted spring-fed lagoon. If you are available, visit during the weekdays to enjoy the water without the crowds.

Blue Lagoon

In addition to a limited number of swimmers allowed each day, no pets are allowed at the lagoon and you’ll want to be sure and bring your ID, as anyone under 18 must have a scuba instructor or parent/guardian with them. And while this scenic spot is a great place for a picnic, the lagoon does not have barbecue grills onsite but you’re welcome to bring your own, according to the lagoon’s website. Just be sure to pick up after yourself and leave no trace so this amazing place stays beautiful.

Blue Lagoon

Since the Blue Lagoon is a popular destination for divers, it is the perfect spot to bring your own diving gear or to rent diving gear on-site. Do keep in mind that anyone who would like to scuba dive should have their own scuba diving license. If you’re interested in learning how to scuba dive, Texan Scuba teaches weekend and weekday classes here.

Blue Lagoon, Texas

Amidst pine trees and surrounded by limestone rock, the Blue Lagoon is truly a unique place found in the piney woods of East Texas. Open from April to September, the Blue Lagoon is sure to be your next favorite swimming hole in the Lone Star State.

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