Southwest Austin Swimming Holes to Cool Off In This Summer

Summer has hit the Austin area – and this summer looks to be a real scorcher. If you want to enjoy your summer outside, lakes and pools are the perfect options to cool off in the scorching heat! Living in the Southwest Austin area for several years, we have the knowledge and experience to point you in the right direction. Here are some of the most popular Austin swimming holes, plus the best neighborhood pools and splash pads in the Southwest Austin area:Southwest Austin Swimming Holes to Cool Off In This Summer

Popular Austin Swimming Holes

Deep Eddy Pool

The Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest and most historic swimming pool in Texas featuring a bathhouse built during the Depression era by the Works Progress Administration. The site, located on the Colorado River, was originally used as a swimming hole, because of the cold springs that rose from the river banks, became a resort, featuring a bathhouse, in the 1920s, and is now a popular swimming pool owned by the City of Austin. The shallow end, cool water, and massive cottonwood trees make this spot a family favorite! A small fee is required for admittance to the pool. Click here for more information.

Location: 401 Deep Eddy Ave., Austin, TX 78703

Barton Springs Pool

Three acres in size, Barton Springs Pool is fed from underground water and is a refreshing 68 degrees year-round (on average). With the beautiful trees, cold and clear water, and diving board, this is certainly a favorite among Austinites! Bring a mask and snorkel to explore all the fish life. Moss makes the bottom a bit slippery for young children and non-swimmers. Note nominal charge for admittance.

Location: Located in Zilker Park, 2201 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704

Hamilton Pool

Formed by thousands of years of water erosion, Hamilton Pool is one of the most unique swimming and hiking destinations in the Austin area. Hamilton Pool is located 23 miles west of Austin and features a 50-foot waterfall, picnic tables, hiking trails, and restrooms. Reservations are now required to enter Hamilton Pool from May 1, 2017, to September 30, 2017 – click here to reserve your entrance to the pool.

Location: 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Lady Bird Lake

Running directly through downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake is an outdoor haven for all walks of Austin residents. Austinites love to use the 10-mile trail around the lake to get their daily exercise. In the summer months, rent kayaks, canoes, or paddle boards to enjoy life on the lake with unbeatable views of the Austin skyline.

South Austin Neighborhood Pools and Splash Pads

Neighborhood Pools

Big Stacy

  • 700 E. Live Oak Street

Dick Nichols

  • 8011 Beckett Rd.


  • 1009 W. Dittmar Dr.

Dove Springs

  • 5701 Ainez Dr.


  • 2504 S. Durwood Ave.

Splash Pads/Wading Pools

Liz Carpenter Splash Pad

  • 1000 Barton Springs Rd.

Ricky Guerrero Splash Pad

  • 1100 Brodie Street

Stacy Wading (Little Stacy)

  • 2000 Alameda Dr.

West Austin Neighborhood Pools and Splash Pads

Neighborhood Pools


  • 4201 Burnet Rd.


  • 2600 Pecos Street


  • 4400 Ave. G

West Austin

  • 1317 W. 10th Street


  • 2000 Enfield Road

Splash Pads/Wading Pools

Clarksville Splash Pad

  • 1811 W. 11th Street

Eastwood's Splash Pad

  • 3001 Harris Park Blvd.

Pease Splash Pad

  • 1600 Parkway at Kingsbury

Shipe Wading

  • 4400 Ave. G

Dive into any of these locations for a crisp and refreshing Austin summer.

Do you have any questions about the Southwest Austin area? Give us a call; we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our great community!

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