Hamilton Pool Reserve

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620

There are many reasons to visit this spot including a sand beach, a 75-foot waterfall and a huge rock formation that can be explored from the water or from a path that circles the pool. Hundreds of cliff swallows live above the pool in tiny nests and are constantly coming and going. The park also has good hiking trails and numerous species of birds.

Open from 9am to 6pm. No glass, camping, fires or pets allowed. Be sure to take drinking water. Admission is $5 per vehicle. The pool is usually closed to swimmers after heavy rains.