Hamilton Pool Preserve*currently no swimming allowed at Hamilton Pool. Hamilton Pool, one of the most beautiful watering holes in Central Texas, will not allow swimmers this summer or for the foreseeable future due to falling rocks. Travis County Parks has also closed the section of the trail that runs underneath the overhanging cliff.*
Hamilton Pool has been a popular swimming destination for years, but due to the pandemic, swimming at the natural swimming pool is currently not allowed. Check their website for the most up-to-date information regarding swimming at Hamilton Pool.
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole that was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought.
For hiking reservations and more information, visit the Preserve's website: Hamilton Pool Preserve