Krause Springs A secluded waterfall flows gracefully into the crisp, cool waters of Krause Springs.  (Photo by Michael A. Murphy)

Krause Springs A secluded waterfall flows gracefully into the crisp, cool waters of Krause Springs. (Photo by Michael A. Murphy)

Krause Springs in Spicewood Texas-This has been on our list for several years, maybe the summer of 2012 we'll finally make it here.

Krause Springs in Spicewood Texas-This has been on our list for several years, maybe the summer of 2012 we'll finally make it here.

10 Amazing Waterfalls Within Reach - WESTCAVE PRESERVE Less than an hour's drive from Austin, Tex. Take a guided hike down into a cool cave formation featuring lush, green ferns under a canopy of cypress trees. The short trail ends in an enchanting grotto where water cascades over a broken rock formation, a unique setting in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  Best time to visit: Year-round, but open to the public only on weekends.

10 Amazing Waterfalls Within Reach - WESTCAVE PRESERVE Less than an hour's drive from Austin, Tex. Take a guided hike down into a cool cave formation featuring lush, green ferns under a canopy of cypress trees. The short trail ends in an enchanting grotto where water cascades over a broken rock formation, a unique setting in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Best time to visit: Year-round, but open to the public only on weekends.

Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Texas

Discover One of Texas Best Kept Secrets: Hamilton Pool

Drive 30 miles west of Austin to Hamilton Pool to see an amazing swimming hole/cave/waterfall that was featured in the film Tree of Life. If the weather is too cold to swim, take some time to hike there instead (and stop for BBQ at Opie's on the way home).

Drive 30 miles west of Austin to Hamilton Pool to see an amazing swimming hole/cave/waterfall that was featured in the film Tree of Life. If the weather is too cold to swim, take some time to hike there instead (and stop for BBQ at Opie's on the way home).

Madison Blue Springs State Park in Lee, Florida.

14 Swimming Holes In America You Need To Visit

blanco state park...right around the corner. Take that, summer gas prices!  #garnethill #summerstyle

blanco state park...right around the corner. Take that, summer gas prices! #garnethill #summerstyle

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