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Camp by Natural Swimming Holes at Krause Springs in Texas

To experience great camping and spring-fed natural swimming holes, visit Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas, located in the Texas hill country. The hilly areas of central Texas seem to be teeming with a number of cool and pristine swimming spots, and Spicewood, Texas is no different. Located only 30 miles northwest of Austin, Texas, Krause Springs is a great spot to escape city life and rediscover the beauty of Texas nature.

Krause Springs
Credit: Krause Springs by Ed Schipul

With both primitive camping spots and RV hook-ups, Krause Springs caters to all campers. The Krause Springs property, which was founded in 1955 and has been in the Krause family for 50 years, spans 115 acres. On the property, guests will find 32 springs with some that feed the man-made pool and the natural pool, which are both the main swimming spots at Krause Springs.

Krause Springs pool
Credit: Krause Springs pool by Mandy Shelton

Now Texas’ summer heat might make you think that there is really no escape but an air-conditioned space. However the pools at Krause Springs stay at a brisk and cool 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The 70’ by 20’ swimming pool is actually fed by two springs that add fresh water to the pool at 70 gallons per minute, so you won’t find stagnant water here at Krause Springs.

When it comes to camping, make sure to book reservations at Krause Springs if you intend to bring your RV. However there are so many tent spots on the Krause Springs’ property, a reservation is not necessary for tent campers. After you get your site all set up, hit up the pools or visit the Butterfly Garden for a nice morning stroll.

Camping at Krause Springs
Credit: Camping at Krause Springs by Michael Coté

Summer months are definitely the busiest time for Krause Springs. However this incredible swimming and camping area is also open for spring and fall. Do keep in mind that Krause Springs closes for two months during the winter for maintenance. But that’s the only time you will see Krause Springs close. Even during a drought, Krause Springs’ natural pools are still lively and ready for a dip.

Krause Springs
Credit: Krause Springs by theivorytower

There are some minor rules when it comes to visiting Krause Springs to help maintain the pristine nature of this area, such as no pets and no glass containers. However this spot is still a beloved summer location. Even weddings take place on the property, as there is a pavilion and Bridal Room open to rent. No matter if want to book your big day here, or simply want to enjoy a camping getaway or a dip in the natural springs, you’re sure to have a remarkable time at Krause Springs.

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Credit: Krause Springs by J.H. Fearless

Krause Springs

Information on Krause Springs:

  • Address: 404 Krause Spring Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669, USA
  • Day Fees: $8 for adult (12 years or older), $5 for children (4 to 11 years), free for children under 4 years
  • Overnight Fees: $15 for adult (12 years or older), $10 for children (4 to 11 years), $15 per RV campsite
  • Website: http://krausesprings.net/

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