Summer fun: Hamilton Pool

photo / Glamour Schatz Hamilton Pool 

Ohmygod. There’s a 50-foot waterfall here. And that’s just one of many reasons why Hamilton Pool is worth the 30-minute drive (and the subsequent quarter-mile walk from the parking lot – bring decent shoes). This superlative swimming hole is gorgeous, beautiful, pretty, and the opposite of an eyesore.

9am to 6pm daily, weather permitting (call 512-264-2740 to see if they’re open)

No admittance after 5:30pm

Day permit: $8 (per vehicle)
Pedestrian/bicyclist: $3


  • swimming (when allowed)
  • picnicking
  • hiking
  • nature study
  • guided tours
  • pretend you’re in the movie Teeth

Hamilton Pool
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd bull; Austin, TX 73301


Myackie's picture

I always pretend I’m in the movie “Teeth”.

jenna's picture

just don’t go on a weekend or during the week if kids aren’t in school. it gets so packed that it’s really hard to enjoy. think public pool on a saturday afternoon in the middle of july next door to an elementary school.