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Next on our list of favorite swimming holes in and around Austin, we’re taking the short drive to Cypress Falls in Wimberley, Texas. This park not only features a natural spring, but cottages to have a staycation, a bar for thirsty swimmers, and more!
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Here’s absolutely everything you need to know about swimming at Cypress Falls!
Location and Hours:
Cypress Falls Swimming Hole is located in Wimberley, Texas at 1 Woodcreek Circle. Just about a 50 minute drive from Austin, this swimming hole is open everyday of the week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The swimming area is on a first-come-first-serve basis, with no reservations required.
Admission cost for the swimming hole ranges from $6 to $8 depending on age, with kids up to four years old free. The swimming hole is located on the largest portion of Cypress Creek, so other water activities such as canoeing and kayaking are also available. Guests can bring their own boat or tube, or rent one for $3 to $10 per hour.
According to the Lodge at Cypress Falls, the spring waters and large cliffs were used as a sacred ceremonial site by Native Americans before ever becoming a swimming hole. In 1949, the creek was dredged to create a wider swimming area for the resort. When dredging the creek, tons of artifacts were discovered!
The swimming hole is located in the largest part of Cypress Creek for the perfect dip during a hot Texas summer. Situated between two dams, the shallow areas are to the side and the deepest area in the middle. There is plenty of space to relax on the banks with a beach towel and chairs. The swimming hole is a great size as it not only features places to swim, but areas to canoe and kayak.
Cypress Falls gets its water from Jacob’s Well, so the water is refreshing and cool all year round.
Parking and Amenities:
If you’re looking for a getaway for the day or even the weekend, this is the spot! Cypress Falls is much more than a swimming hole – there’s a bar near the swimming are, a cafe called Back Porch where guests can chow down on some BBQ and burgers after they work up an appetite from swimming. If you’re interested in spending a night or two in Wimberley, the Lodge at Cypress Falls offers quaint rooms with complimentary breakfast, hiking trails, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and it’s just a short walk to the Cypress Falls.
If you just want to swim, there’s plenty of parking with the reservation desk and swimming hole a short walk away. Parking is free!
With there being so much to do on the property, Cypress Falls is very kid-friendly! We think this is the perfect spot for the entire family, as there is something to do for everyone. Between the bar, swimming, lounging, every member of the family can find something to do!
No alcohol or glass is allowed on the property. Dogs on a leash are allowed, as well as tubes and collapsible coolers.
We really recommend making a day or weekend out of visiting Cypress Falls! With all their is to do on the property, you’ll want to have a couple days. We also recommend bringing your own tube and large beach towels or blankets to relax on while you’re not swimming.
Check out all of the swimming holes in the area here.