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.