Explore the Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Some of the Best Swimming Holes in Texas Are Just Outside Your Door

Nothing says summer quite like jumping in the water to cool off on a hot day. Lucky for you, some of the best swimming holes in Texas are just minutes from your front door. No matter where your Perry home is in Texas, the options are endless.

Austin & San Antonio

You will never hear about a shortage of water holes near Austin. You can find more than 20 amazing swimming holes within a 30-mile radius of the city. Whether you are down in Blanco Vista or living in Lakeside at Lake Georgetown, you will not have to drive far to get to one of these beautiful destinations.

For our friends in the Georgetown area, Blue Hole is just a short 10-minute drive away. With plenty of hiking trails nearby, this is the perfect place for a relaxing day in the sun. A little further south is Barton Springs Pool, a favorite among locals for its central location and year-round temperate water. You can also head east down the street to the Barton Springs Spillway for a dog-friendly day in the sun without the entrance fee of the main pool!

Because of its widespread popularity, Barton Springs can tend to draw a crowd. Visitors preferring a less busy environment can try heading about three miles down the street to Deep Eddy Pool. Not only can you still enjoy a convenient central location, but this spot fed by the Colorado River even hosts family-friendly movie nights!

Many of these water holes are also easily within driving distance of San Antonio. Both Blanco State Park and Krause Springs, for example, are only about an hour from Perry Homes communities in Austin and San Antonio.


With so many lakes dotting the area, swimming spots in Dallas often feel just like ocean-front property—just without the pesky waves. This is precisely what makes Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Little Elm Park, and Windsurf Bay Park such popular destinations for landlocked Texans looking for a summer day on the beach without the 5-hour drive.


In Texas, water holes are everywhere. However, Houston differs a bit from other cities in that most of those spots require a bit of a drive. The closest inland water holes are Huntsville State Park, Lake Livingston State Park and Village Creek State Park—but even these are still anywhere from 60-90 miles away. Luckily, most are close enough for a weekend trip.

Houston’s swimming scene is not without its own perks, though. While Dallas may have water holes reminiscent of the beach, Houston has the real thing. Galveston Island State Park and Quintana Beach County Park are only two of the many locations right on the Gulf of Mexico where visitors can enjoy everything from swimming and fishing to kayaking over the waves.

Are you planning a move to one of these outdoor-friendly cities? Researching the best swimming holes in Texas is only the beginning. Take a look at some of Perry Homes’ move-in ready properties to find your dream home here in Texas.