Austin Water Fun

All photos: Texas River School
Photo courtesy: Texas River School

Ok, it’s getting hot, but there are so many activities which include getting wet here you can still stay cool.

  • Rent a canoe, kayak, swan paddle boat, sail boat, or stand up paddle board on Lady Bird Lake. Make sure you check out their payment policies and hours of operations.

    • Zilker Park Boat Rentals for canoes or kayaks

    • Capital Cruises for swan boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards

    • Texas Rowing  for Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards

    • Austin Sailboat for sailboats

  • Go for a swim in one of our natural ponds and pools

    Barton Springs Pool
    Barton Springs Pool
    • Hamilton Pool is a natural blue hole

    • Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park is spring fed and stays around 70 degrees

    • Near by Wimberly has a lovely park and spring fed swimming hole called Blue Hole

    • New Braunfels has wonderful Landa Park on the Comal River with a spring fed pool, a regular pool and lots of activities such as miniature golf.

  • Swim at one of Austin’s public pools.  Find one near you at www.austintexas.gov/pools

  • Go for a hike on the Barton Creek Greenbelt.  If you begin at the Loop 360 South & MoPac entrance you are close to both Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls, both with enough water to cool off after a short hike. Find a map of the greenbelt at www.texasoutside.com/bartoncreekgreenbelt

Stay cool!

Lori Galloway

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