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Where To Go Swimming This Summer in Texas

June 24, 2022 | By

Find Rustic Relaxation on the Nueces River at Camp Wood in the Hill Country

August 10, 2018 | By E. Dan Klepper

The Nueces River valley plummets from the Edwards Plateau with the abruptness of a summer squall. The topography plunges from dry to drenched when you cruise south from Rocksprings on State Highway 55, blank skies giving way to blue-green canopies of oaks and pecans as the road abandons the grassless flats for glimpses of resplendent waters that seem to chase canyon twilight into the brightness of day. Here, the Nueces River finds its voice: a convergence of forks, prongs, creeks, and springs that begin their last odyssey to the Gulf of Mexico as one.

When You Just Can’t Take That Texas Heat Anymore, Take a Dip in This Private Oasis in the Texas Hill Country

April 26, 2018 | By

Since the 1950s, the Krause family has operated this 115-acre paradise in the Texas Hill Country—added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 for its undisturbed Native American burial sites. Its 68-degree waters on Cypress Creek offer a cool respite from Texas summers.

The Ultimate Texas Summer Bucket List

April 13, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar and Jane Kellogg Murray

Some Texans aren’t content with a life well lived, they want hard evidence: the family vacation photos, a souvenir to stick on the shelf, their name in a register at the highest point in Texas. To help you achieve those goals, we’ve compiled a list of only-in-our-state pursuits you need to check off before another summer speeds by.

Swimming Holes

April 9, 2013 | By Melissa Gaskill

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

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