Swimmers at Krause Springs

Photo: Will van Overbeek

What: Krause Springs
Where: 404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood
When: year-round (typically closed December-February)


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.

Rope swings dangling from centuries-old cypress trees, campgrounds, waterfalls, and manicured foliage surrounding grottos and natural swimming holes have attracted families to the idyllic waters of Krause Springs for generations.

From the May 2018 issue
The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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