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A Place to Swim and Relax

Did you know there are 14 weekends this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day? Texas Children in Nature invites you to get out and explore 14 great places to swim across the state. From seashores to spring fed pools to cool lakes, Texas has it all.

Many lakes, rivers and beach areas do not have lifeguards so here are a few tips on how to stay safe while enjoying water sports.

  • Check the weather - if you here thunder get out of the water
  • Know your limits
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wear appropriate swim wear that is light weight
  • Supervise children at all times
  • Be aware of your surroundings- don't swim under or near logs, dams or objects that might trap you under them
  • Swim in designated areas

Here are 14 fun places to cool off this summer with your family. Keep in mind that natural swimming holes, lakes and rivers might have low water levels during if there has not been adequate rain.

Central Texas:

Barton Springs- Austin, TX- spring fed pool

Jacob's Well - Wimberly, TX- swimming hole

Blue Hole- Georgetown, TX- swimming hole

Pace Bend Park- Travis County- lake

Krause Springs-Spicewood, TX- swimming hole

Inks Lake State Park- Burnet, TX- lake

Comal Springs- New Braunfels, TX- river

East Texas

Tyler State Park-Tyler, TX- lake

Gulf Coast & South Texas

Galveston Island State Park- Galveston, TX- beach

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

West Texas

South Llano River State Park- Junction, TX- river

Fort Clark Springs- Bracketville, TX- spring fed pool

Garner State Park- Concan, TX- river

North Texas

Possum Kingdom State Park, Caddo, TX- lake