March 30, 2017

25 Beautiful Rivers and Swimming Holes that are Driving Distance from SA

Texans are tough enough to endure the heat that comes with living in paradise, but that doesn't mean we haven't come up with a few ways to stay cool. Raspas and margaritas are summer staples, but nothing works quite as well as being in the water. Whether you're down for swimming, tubing, canoeing or kayaking, we've found the most gorgeous and fun freshwater spots for you to spend some time in.
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Comal River
1880 Interstate 35 Business, New Braunfels, (830) 387-4408, comaltubes.com
Because tubing down the Comal is a Texan rite of passage.
Photo via Instagram, _jeepingtx_
Comal River
1880 Interstate 35 Business, New Braunfels, (830) 387-4408, comaltubes.com
Because tubing down the Comal is a Texan rite of passage.
Photo via Instagram, _jeepingtx_
Barton Springs
2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, (512) 867-3080, austintexas.gov
Play a few rounds of ultimate frisbee in the nearby Zilker Park, then cool off with a swim.
Photo via Instagram, olivialsilvestri
Barton Springs
2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, (512) 867-3080, austintexas.gov
Play a few rounds of ultimate frisbee in the nearby Zilker Park, then cool off with a swim.
Photo via Instagram, olivialsilvestri
Frio River
234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/garner
Would your year be complete without a swim or two in the Frio River?
Photo via Instagram, axel.sir
Frio River
234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/garner
Would your year be complete without a swim or two in the Frio River?
Photo via Instagram, axel.sir
Hippie Hollow
7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, (512) 854-7275, hippiehollow.com
Let it all hang out at this nude beach, ya hippie.
Photo via Instagram, iamthezizz
Hippie Hollow
7000 Comanche Trail, Austin, (512) 854-7275, hippiehollow.com
Let it all hang out at this nude beach, ya hippie.
Photo via Instagram, iamthezizz
Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Rd, Spicewood, (830) 693-4181, krausesprings.net
Choose between the manmade pool and natural pools with a waterfall and grotto. We think we know which one you’ll love more.
Photo via Instagram, lorenzomarezphotography
Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Rd, Spicewood, (830) 693-4181, krausesprings.net
Choose between the manmade pool and natural pools with a waterfall and grotto. We think we know which one you’ll love more.
Photo via Instagram, lorenzomarezphotography
Devils River State Natural Area
21715 Dolan Creek Rd, Del Rio, (830) 395-2133, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/devils-river
You might scratch up your body on the rocks, but the water is totally worth it.
Photo via Instagram, jcra8ton
Devils River State Natural Area
21715 Dolan Creek Rd, Del Rio, (830) 395-2133, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/devils-river
You might scratch up your body on the rocks, but the water is totally worth it.
Photo via Instagram, jcra8ton
Landa Park
164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, (830) 221-4350, nbtexas.org
The inner child in you is already so excited for that slide, we know.
Photo via Instagram, katgus
Landa Park
164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, (830) 221-4350, nbtexas.org
The inner child in you is already so excited for that slide, we know.
Photo via Instagram, katgus
Rio Vista Park
555 Cheatham St, San Marcos, (512) 393-8400
Spend a day on the water and practice your kayaking skills.
Photo via Instagram, miss_yvette_rod
Rio Vista Park
555 Cheatham St, San Marcos, (512) 393-8400
Spend a day on the water and practice your kayaking skills.
Photo via Instagram, miss_yvette_rod
McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, (512) 243-1643, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
Take a dip in calmer waters or battle the current right next to the falls.
Photo via Instagram, harlenem
McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, (512) 243-1643, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
Take a dip in calmer waters or battle the current right next to the falls.
Photo via Instagram, harlenem
Cattail Falls
Big Bend National Park, visitbigbend.com
Big Bend is practically it’s own state, so make sure to visit this exquisite waterfall when you’re exploring.
Photo via Instagram, ld08rn
Cattail Falls
Big Bend National Park, visitbigbend.com
Big Bend is practically it’s own state, so make sure to visit this exquisite waterfall when you’re exploring.
Photo via Instagram, ld08rn