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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
+1 830-693-4181
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Family Fun!

This is a great place to go cool off with the family. The water is always cool because it is... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Eric B
Spicewood, Texas, United States
via mobile
Outstanding RV Park

Actually this is more of a place to swim, but we also enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the full... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Watertown, New York
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Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years.Krause Springs has many natural sites to explore. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It's a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available. Guests are also welcome to relax and to stroll through the Butterfly Gardens; take time to listen to the music of the wind chimes and the fountains during your visit!
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  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
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404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
+1 830-693-4181
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go cool off with the family. The water is always cool because it is spring fed. We went on a summer weekend and it was very crowded. This would be my only complaint. There is a rope swing and...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Actually this is more of a place to swim, but we also enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the full moon made for a romantic walk by the swimming hole. The ground are magnificent and it was easy to forget we were in Texas. If you...More

Thank Rooster_Whisperer
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for family to cool off from the relentless summer heat. Good family fun with campsites available too. No pets. Cement pond and lower grotto natural pool with rope swing off ancient Cypress tree.

1  Thank jcooze
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Water was a bit murkier then I was expecting. However the multiple waterfalls were beautiful. Was fine until later on in the afternoon when it got too crowded. Also be aware of poison plants! I've never had poison anything in my 30 years until after...More

Thank James3liz
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

By Opie's bbq, lotsa parking .Fee charged for swimming access. Not accessible for wheelchairs.Rickety metal ladder used to get to water.Snakes sunn themmselves on the sunny shores. Water was cool and refreshing. Do not reccomend for less agile seniors.

Thank sgmurray2015sgm
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

To say this is a hidden gem is incredibly accurate. Totally worth $8 even if you only go for a little while. It was absolutely beautiful. Only downside was it was a little crowded but we did go Labor Day Weekend so completely expected. Must...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

About 45 minutes outside of Austin is Spicewood which is where Krause Springs is located. This spring is fabulous - there is an actual swimming pool if you dont want to do down to the natural pool. The natural springs are awesome - water is...More

Thank Michal S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Krause Springs is a great place for a day trip to enjoy swimming in natural springs, or for a weekend camping trip. The waterfalls are really fun and will cool you off on a hot summer day. Be sure to have water shoes to enjoy...More

Thank ikhandoit2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went to Krause Springs to fill an afternoon while in Spicewood area. It was a great place to cool off and relax. The pool at the top of hill was very cold as it is spring fed and says 68degrees. As the springs form...More

Thank diver306
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were vacationing from Illinois and discovered this by mistake when we missed a turn for the place we were looking for. The grounds are incredible to see as everything including tables and benches are made from rock. The natural spring area is awesome and...More

Thank Timothy B
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Martina S
19 August 2017|
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Response from Eileen H | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up, but this was spring and we were the only ones there. Parking lot is large.
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21 February 2017|
Response from Debbie G |
They are always cold.
20 February 2017|
Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
For sure by 10 am. They have a few camp grounds so they could be busy with those if you are trying to call in the am or early evening. They are open year round . Just remember the Springs are very cold . So that is why most... More