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Make a Splash with These 7 Quintessential Texas Rope Swings

 When Mother Nature doles up a summer afternoon so hot you need oven mitts to handle the steering wheel of…

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to…

Swimming Holes

Our bodies are mostly water. Our primordial ancestors lived in it. Science tells us that looking at it lowers stress.…

All Wet!: Nueces River, Cooksey County Park

Clear springs flowing from the ground in northern Real County join with a second fork to the west and become…

All Wet!: Fort Clark Springs, Brackettville

Also called Las Moras Springs, these fill a 300-foot-long pool, among the largest in Texas. There’s a separate pool for…

All Wet!: Krause Springs, Spicewood

Lyle Lovett and Matthew McConaughey swam here. Robert Rodriguez filmed onsite. And countless families have created wonderful memories at this…

All Wet!: Hancock Springs, Lampasas

Under the light of the full August moon, tall shade trees throw shadows on the grass around Hancock pool, its…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Wimberley

This tranquil pool on Cypress Creek first opened to the public in the 1920s. For several decades, it belonged to…

All Wet!: Blue Hole, Georgetown

This swimming hole lies just a few blocks from the quaint town square. A low dam on the South Fork…

All Wet!: San Solomon Springs, Balmorhea State Park

Standing on the high dive—one of few left these days—I can see the bottom of this 25-foot-deep pool through water…

All Wet! Barton Springs, Austin

This three-acre, 1,000-foot-long swimming hole beats as the literal and metaphorical heart of Austin. Ten to 80 million gallons of…
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