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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
+1 830-693-4181
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Great place for family to cool off from the relentless summer heat. Good family fun with campsites... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spicewood, Texas
via mobile
Fun to do with the family

Water was a bit murkier then I was expecting. However the multiple waterfalls were beautiful. Was... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
+1 830-693-4181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank jcooze
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

Thank James3liz
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.

Thank sgmurray2015sgm
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were vacationing from Illinois and discovered this by mistake when we missed a turn for the place we were looking for. The grounds are incredible to see as everything including tables and benches are made from rock. The natural spring area is awesome and...More

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Some people may have very negative opnions of this place but I dont believe many pf them are validated. My family and I had an amzing time here. You nust bring cash because they don't take cards. You bring your own food and drinks you...More

Thank Linsey B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What an awesome surprise in our own backyard! I Googled swimming holes near me and we'd been to them all, except this one. Off my son and I went. It was a nice 40 minute drive from downtown Austin. The pool was neat. It's a...More

1  Thank Amy J
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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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21 February 2017|
Response from Debbie G |
They are always cold.
20 February 2017|
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