Take a Dip at Hamilton Pool


Right outside of Austin is a hidden jewel known as Hamilton Pool. Many locals come here to beat the Texas heat. This popular swimming hole is a result of a collapsed grotto. Even during a drought, water continues to run into Hamilton Pool.

I was ready for my first Hamilton Pool adventure! I was beyond excited to escape the city for a day of hiking, picnicking, and swimming. To capture this excursion on film, I grabbed my Spinner 360, Sprocket Rocket, and Fisheye 2 with my underwater housing, then headed out. The hike was short and was filled with colorful wildflowers, ancient fir trees, and streams. When you first see Hamilton Pool, it’s a beautiful feeling. You immediately know that you’re somewhere special. Instantly, I knew it would be a fun and relaxing day! The sound of the waterfall is incredibly soothing and on a hot Texas day, you can really appreciate the cool creek waters!

Here are some good tips for anyone planning to go:

- call ahead to make sure it’s open
- get there early to ensure entry
- bring cash to get into the park, $10
- if you choose to also hike at Pedernales River, pack some sneakers
- bring a towel to sit on
- the water is clear enough to use an underwater camera
- bring a floaty, if you like to float!

Hope you enjoyed seeing my pictures! Make sure to share this with all your Austin friends and visitors!

Hamilton Pool
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Spgs, TX

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written by lynxalb00 on 2012-07-03 #places #water #summer #underwater #waterfall #fish #swim #austin #location #texas #hamilton-pool #lomography #waterhole #escape-from-the-city

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