30 Places to Swim and Keep Cool This Summer- July

Texas is known for hot summers. But did you also know that Texas has some amazing lakes, swimming holes, beaches and rivers to cool off in? Before air conditioning a few of these swimming holes where the only way for people to keep cool during the long hot summers. Your family can still enjoy their natural splendor while splashing around in the cool waters.

Much of the state had good rains this spring which means many lakes and rivers are finally full and ready to enjoy. Please read the swimming safety tips and make sure you, and your family know your limits when swimming. Many lake, river and beach areas do not have posted lifeguards.

Below are 30 great swimming spots to enjoy for 30 days of activity in the summer.

Central Texas:

Barton Springs- Austin, TX- spring fed pool

Deep Eddie Pool- Austin, TX- spring fed pool

Jacob's Well - Wimberly, TX- swimming hole

Blue Hole- Wimberly, TX- swimming hole

Blue Hole- Georgetown, TX- swimming hole

Pace Bend Park- Travis County- lake

Krause Springs-Spicewood, TX- swimming hole

McKinney Falls State Park- Austin, TX- swimming hole

Inks Lake State Park- Burnet, TX- lake

Comal Springs- New Braunfels, TX- river

San Marcos River- San Marcos, TX- river

Bastrop State Park- Bastrop, TX- pool

East Texas

Tyler State Park-Tyler, TX- lake

Martin Creek Lake State Park- Tatum, TX- lake

Lake Livingston State Park- Livingston, TX- lake

Gulf Coast & South Texas

Galveston Island State Park- Galveston, TX- beach

Mustang Island State Park- Port Aransas, TX- beach

Padre Island National Sea Shore- Corpus Christi, TX- beach

Lake Corpus Christi State Park- Corpus Christi, TX- lake

West Texas

Medina River- Bandera, TX- river

South Llano River State Park- Junction, TX- river

Devils River State Natural Area- Del Rio, TX- river

Fort Clark Springs- Bracketville, TX- spring fed pool

Garner State Park- Concan, TX- river

Balmorhea State Park- Toyahvale, TX- spring fed pool

North Texas

Lake Allen Henry- Lubbock, TX- lake

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area- Fritch, TX- lake

Abilene State Park- Abilene, TX- swimming pool

Copper Breaks State Park- Quanah, TX- lake

Possum Kingdom State Park, Caddo, TX- lake

Lifeguarding is a great outdoor summer job for young people. They learn invaluable skills that they can apply in many outdoor and health related careers.