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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
+1 830-693-4181
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Great place with nice atmosphere

We arrived at about 6pm on Saturday, stayed overnight and left at 11am on Sunday. Loved the springs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
veron17
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Aktau, Kazakhstan
via mobile
Family Fun!

This is a great place to go cool off with the family. The water is always cool because it is... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Eric B
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Spicewood, Texas, United States
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Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years.Krause Springs has many natural sites to explore. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It's a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available. Guests are also welcome to relax and to stroll through the Butterfly Gardens; take time to listen to the music of the wind chimes and the fountains during your visit!
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“wind chimes” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
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+1 830-693-4181
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"rope swing"
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"butterfly garden"
in 25 reviews
"wind chimes"
in 19 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 32 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 13 reviews
"spring fed"
in 17 reviews
"water shoes"
in 16 reviews
"natural pool"
in 17 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 15 reviews
"natural spring"
in 13 reviews
"day trip"
in 17 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful swimming"
in 4 reviews
"no pets"
in 3 reviews
"great place to cool off"
in 3 reviews
"plenty of picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"huge trees"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at about 6pm on Saturday, stayed overnight and left at 11am on Sunday. Loved the springs and trees around them. More than enough room for parking. Clean restrooms. No hot water in the shower though...I guess, this was the only disappointing factor for...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go cool off with the family. The water is always cool because it is spring fed. We went on a summer weekend and it was very crowded. This would be my only complaint. There is a rope swing and...More

1  Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Actually this is more of a place to swim, but we also enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the full moon made for a romantic walk by the swimming hole. The ground are magnificent and it was easy to forget we were in Texas. If you...More

Thank RC K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for family to cool off from the relentless summer heat. Good family fun with campsites available too. No pets. Cement pond and lower grotto natural pool with rope swing off ancient Cypress tree.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Water was a bit murkier then I was expecting. However the multiple waterfalls were beautiful. Was fine until later on in the afternoon when it got too crowded. Also be aware of poison plants! I've never had poison anything in my 30 years until after...More

1  Thank James3liz
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

By Opie's bbq, lotsa parking .Fee charged for swimming access. Not accessible for wheelchairs.Rickety metal ladder used to get to water.Snakes sunn themmselves on the sunny shores. Water was cool and refreshing. Do not reccomend for less agile seniors.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

To say this is a hidden gem is incredibly accurate. Totally worth $8 even if you only go for a little while. It was absolutely beautiful. Only downside was it was a little crowded but we did go Labor Day Weekend so completely expected. Must...More

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

About 45 minutes outside of Austin is Spicewood which is where Krause Springs is located. This spring is fabulous - there is an actual swimming pool if you dont want to do down to the natural pool. The natural springs are awesome - water is...More

Thank Michal S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Krause Springs is a great place for a day trip to enjoy swimming in natural springs, or for a weekend camping trip. The waterfalls are really fun and will cool you off on a hot summer day. Be sure to have water shoes to enjoy...More

Thank ikhandoit2
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went to Krause Springs to fill an afternoon while in Spicewood area. It was a great place to cool off and relax. The pool at the top of hill was very cold as it is spring fed and says 68degrees. As the springs form...More

Thank diver306
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Martina S
19 August 2017|
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Response from Eileen H | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up, but this was spring and we were the only ones there. Parking lot is large.
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Jtorrens01
21 February 2017|
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Response from Debbie G |
They are always cold.
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Jtorrens01
20 February 2017|
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Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
For sure by 10 am. They have a few camp grounds so they could be busy with those if you are trying to call in the am or early evening. They are open year round . Just remember the Springs are very cold . So that is why most... More
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