Families love the fun and excitement of water parks but what could be better than enjoying a family day out on your cheap package holidays to America at a natural water park in the state of Texas. Get away from the concrete pools and waterslides and relax under the beautiful summer sunshine at a natural swimming hole set in beautiful surroundings.
Garner State Park
The ever popular Garner State Park is located on Frio River in Concan Texas. The park covers an area of 1400 acres which includes 10 acres of river body along with Frio River. Enjoy a choice of water sports here which include swimming, snorkelling, paddling, tubing and fishing. Apart from water sports the park offers plenty of non-water related activities including hiking, bird watching and nature watching. Visitors to the park can stay overnight in a rented cabin or pitch a tent at one of the camping sites.
Colorado Bend State Park
The Colorado Bend State Park was opened to the public in 1987 and covers more than 328 acres of beautiful countryside in the Hill Country region of Texas.
Located in the wilderness is old fishing camp. The journey to the camp in Colorado Bend State Park is an adventure in itself. To reach the camp you will drive for 8 miles along a gravel road which passes through some amazing landscape. From January through to April you can fish here, hopefully catching some white bass. If fishing is not for you then take a guided tour to Gorman Falls where the Gorman Creek falls 60 feet into an area of lush green vegetation before it once again flows back into the river. Or you can take the famous Spicewood Springs hiking trail, passing through the vibrant park and crossing many creeks along the way.
The Gorman Creek trail is divided into two parts; one is only open for guided tours. Fed by Gorman Spring and other smaller springs, the Gorman Creek descends 65 feet to form the Gorman Falls. The guided tour is a 1.5 mile round trip that takes you to the beautiful Gorman Falls waterfall, created by a fern covered limestone travertine.
Guadalupe River State Park
Located in Comal County in the Texas Hill Country, the Guadalupe River State Park covers a 9 mile stretch of the Guadalupe River, offering visitors swimming and tubing opportunities.
Blanco State Park
Sitting right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the small Blanco State Park offers a series of weir dams which in turn have created some perfect swimming areas.
Mustang Island State Park
This state park has a 5 mile stretch of beach, offering visitors swimming, surfing, beachcombing, fishing, bird watching, camping and a host of other outdoor activities.
Located in Kilker Park, Barton Springs was formed when the creek was dammed. The springs are a wonderful natural water swimming pool which is fed by refreshing clear spring water.
Just a short distance from Austin, Krause Springs is found near the headwaters of Cypress Creek. Here you will find two large swimming holes and plenty of places to camp.
Pedernales Falls are located just outside Johnson City in Central Texas. Shallow rapids, deeper holes and waterfalls offer a range of different swimming options.
Hamiltin Pool Preserve
Located in Hamilton Creek Austin, Hamilton Pool covers over a 200 acre area which was created when a cave below the creek collapsed and filled with water.
Located within the Lake Whitney State Park in North/Central Texas, Lake Whitney is a deep, clear impoundment on the Brazos River. The lake offers diving and snorkelling and has a cordoned off area for swimming.
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