20 Beautiful Waterfalls and Swimming Holes Every San Antonian Should Visit 

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You need to witness these gorgeous bodies of water in the Lone Star State for yourself.
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Westcave Waterfall in the Westcave Preserve
24814 Hamilton Pool Road, Round Mountain, Texas 78663, (830) 825-3442, westcave.org
Not far from Austin, Texas, the Westcave Preserve features a breathtaking cave formation with waterfalls and deep pools.

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Hamilton Pool in Hamilton Pool Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, (512) 264-2740, parks.traviscounty.tx.gov
Available for swimming, the Hamilton Pool is known for its 50-foot waterfall cascading into a limestone grotto.

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Boykin Springs in Angelina National Forest
111 Walnut Ridge Road, Zavalla, Texas 75980, (936) 897-1068, fs.usda.gove
Hike the Sawmill Trail winding through Angelina National Forest to check out the park's waterfall as well as the ruins of the Aldridge Sawmill.

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Riding River Ranch in Leaky, Texas
971 Kent Creek Road, Leakey, Texas 78873, (830) 555-1234, ridingriverranch.com
While swimming at the ranch is strictly for cabin guests only, a stay at the Riding River Ranch is worth the trip for a chance to experience its private spring fed lake.

Photo via Flickr (Angi English)
Pedernales Falls in Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Road, Johnson City, Texas 78636, (830) 868-7304, tpwd.texas.gov
The highlight of this park is the spot where the Pedernales Rivers rushes over jagged layers of limestone to create Pedernales Falls.

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Fort Clark Springs in Bracketville, Texas
300 US 90, Brackettville, Texas 78832, (830) 563-2493, fortclark.com
Las Moras Spring feeds this swimming hole, which happens to be the third largest in Texas. A plus? The natural spring keeps the waters at an average 68 degrees year round.

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Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas
100 Blue Hole Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676, (512) 243-1643, tpwd.texas.gov
You can take a dip or just bask in the shade of the old trees at this lovely swimming spot. The park even features rope swings for daring swimmers.

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Rio Vista Park in San Marcos, Texas
555 Cheatham St. San Marcos, Texas 78666, (512) 393-8400, toursanmarcos.com
Swimming, tubing or kayak down this stretch of the San Marcos River, which stays a constant 72 degrees.

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Dolan Falls on the Devils River State Natural Area
Del Rio, Texas 78840, (830) 395-2133, tpwd.texas.gove
While the Devils River is one of the most ecologically intact rivers in Texas, visitors must prepare for a rugged wilderness experience. A permit is required for all trips on the Devils River, as the course is highly strenuous.

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Cattail Falls in Big Bend National Park
1 Panther Dr., Big Bend National Park, Texas 79834, (432) 477-2251, nps.gov
The remote and unmarked Cattail Falls is found on the western slope of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park.

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Comal Springs in New Braunfels, Texas
164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, (830) 221-4000, nbtexas.org
Comal Springs is the largest group of artisan springs in Texas.

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The Blue Lagoon in Huntsville, Texas
649 Pinedale Road, Huntsville, Texas 77320, (936) 438-8888, bluelagoonscuba.net
Adventure out to Huntsville, Texas for scuba lessons at an official training center in the Blue Lagoon.

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Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend State Park
Bend, Texas 76824, (325) 628-3240, tpwd.texas.gov
The largest of the waterfalls found in Colorado Bend State Park is Gorman Falls, which stands at 65 feet tall.

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Jacob's Well in Wimberley, Texas
1699 Mt. Sharp Road, Wimberley, Texas 78678, (512) 847-2140, visitwimberley.com
The mouth of Jacob's Well is four meters in diameter, where thousands of gallons of water rises to the surface every minute.

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Karuse Springs in Cypress Creek
404 Krause Spring Road, Spicewood, Texas 78669, (830) 693-4181,
Situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek, Krause Springs is possibly is the most beautiful swimming hole in the state.

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San Felipe Springs in Del Rio, Texas
Val Verde County, edwardsacquifer.net
The San Felipe Springs are a group of springs that extends two miles along San Felipe Creek northeast of Del Rio in Val Verde County.

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Los Fresnos, Texas
Rio Hondo, Texas 78583, fws.gov
Thorn forest intermingle with freshwater wetlands, coastal prairies, and beaches at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

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City Tube Chute on the Comal River
100 Liebscher Dr., New Braunfels, Texas 78130, (830) 608-2165, nbtexas.org
This s-shaped chute shoots tubers into the Comal River. The thrilling ride falls 20 feet, suffice status as a water fall in our book.

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Westcave Waterfall in the Westcave Preserve
24814 Hamilton Pool Road, Round Mountain, Texas 78663, (830) 825-3442, westcave.org
Not far from Austin, Texas, the Westcave Preserve features a breathtaking cave formation with waterfalls and deep pools.

Photo via Instagram (casec221)

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