Swimming Holes

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The list of swimming holes we have compiled contains some of the best places in the Hill Country to seek refuge from the searing Texas heat. We have noted those locations that typically show up on the various Top Ten Lists of Swimming Holes that are published from time-to-time. Keep in mind that some of these locations also are swell spots for fishing, for wildlife viewing, or to use as a put in or take out spot for your kayak or tubing trips.


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1050 Crossing

This crossing is located just south of Utopia and just west of State Road 187 on the sweet little Sabinal River. The crossing access is at the Utopia Park and you can use the park for a put in point for a six mile paddle trip down to 187. The park also features a nice […]

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1120 Crossings

Take US Hwy 83 south from Leakey and turn left (east) onto 1120 and that road will take you to two crossings. These crossings are potential swimming or wading spots depending on the water levels, and the second crossing is a good put in for kayaks (~4.5 miles upstream from Garner State Park). Watch out […]

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1376 Crossing

This crossing with the Guadalupe River has access from both sides of the road down to the water. This could be a good place for wading/fishing and swimming when the water is up. From Sisterdale, head south on 1376 to the river. If the water is not deep enough for you here to go for […]

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1492 Crossing

This is a good place to go play in the water in the Blanco River around Wimberley, but you are going to have to park up the hill at Pioneer Town for a fee. Take River Road off of RR 12 in Wimberley and just a little after the sign to Pioneer Town you will […]

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1871 Crossing

There is good access to the water and the parking is OK at this crossing of the Llano River located southwest of Mason. This could be a fun play area when the water is up or you could come here for some wade fishing. You also might be able to use this as a put […]

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211 Crossing

You access this crossing by taking county road 211 east from Barksdale. The parking is OK and you can use it for a swimming hole or a put in for a nice kayak run of about 5 miles down to Camp Wood around the Rocky River Camp area. This stretch of the river has ledges […]

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314 (Grobe) Crossing

From US Highway 377 heading east from Junction, turn to the right on CR 314 near Teacup and follow the road down to the river. You will turn at the red guard rail fence. This crossing is a put in point for a 5.5 mile kayak trip to State Road 385 at the Yates Crossing. […]

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350 Crossing

This crossing is located at the intersection of County Road 350 and the fascinating Frio River, which is also called Mager’s Crossing. This could be a good swimming hole depending on water levels. This site also could be used as a put in or take out point for a short kayak trip (located ~3 miles […]

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405 Crossing

This crossing is located at the intersection of State Road 165 and CR 405 just east of Blanco. It has good access to a series of impoundments you could use for swimming, but be sure not to go onto anybody’s property. If the water here is not up to your standards, you could drive over […]

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7 A Resort and Pioneer Town

This place was hit hard by the 2015 flood so contact them to see whether your favorite cabin is still available. Several have been completely demolished, some have been rebuilt, and some new ones are on the way. This old-school resort is available for day use and they have cabins located across the street from […]

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