Five Mile Dam

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Five Mile Dam

Five Mile Dam

CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING:  You can swim, float or paddle upstream of the dam or wade or do some horizontal immersing on the rocks downstream.  Below the dam can be a nice low water area if the locals tend to their dogs. You’ll see what we mean. Above the dam is a fairly large pool where you can swim or float around and just relax.  You should know that this area can go dry relatively early in the season so call the county parks department during the week to see if water is still flowing over the dam so you can enjoy the downstream play area while you are here.  Heading south on IH 35 from Austin, take Yarrington Road exit and follow the frontage road until you can veer right onto county road 140. Follow that until you can take your first right after you pass the apartment complex that will be on the left side of the road. After turning right you will go under a train trestle and you will need to then take your first left and it will take you to the county park. If you want to do some tubing later in the afternoon, consider taking the short drive to San Marcos and visit the Lion’s Club tube rental service.

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