Hamilton Pool is a Classic Swimming Hole
Hamilton Pool – One of the most beautiful and unique attractions in Austin, Hamilton Pool Preserve is located half an hour outside the city, in the beautiful Hill Country. The bath area’s history and preserving the surrounding land designated Travis County Commissioners Court in 1990, and the place is very beautiful neat as an oasis, offering the promise of access away from the bustle of the city. With 232 acres of nature preserve, the focus is on the conservation of natural habitats and environmental education, but the crown jewel is the swimming pool and grotto.
Formed from the collapse of an underground river for thousands of years, natural erosion and therefore Hamilton Pool is a classic swimming hole, with an additional performance cascade of fifty yards. Hamilton Creek spills over limestone cause to make a waterfall flowing into the pool. One of the benefits of nature’s most beautiful Hamilton Pool is that it is covered by a half dome-shaped flange below the falls, providing shade for a refreshing swim. The pool leads to the river that feeds the Pedernales River eventually. Although it can be tiring sometimes fall drought, water levels remained relatively constant pool, so throughout the year in warm destinations Central Texas. water quality is assessed, and swimming is allowed only if the quality of the water meets safety standards.
Nature lovers will appreciate the lush vegetation communities, the diversity of wildlife species and natural shelter exciting first inhabitants in this region there are more than 8000 years. Walking from the pool parking lot is about 0.5 miles round-trip; Walking along the river to the river pool is approximately 0.75 miles, or for those who do not stop for a swim 1.25 miles round trip from the parking lot. A variety of birds can be seen, including gold, blush, and elsewhere juniper and oak savanna, and a variety of grasses and wild flowers, many species of rare plants, including canyon mock-orange, red, blonde, and talk box Orchid observed in the canyon areas along Hamilton Creek.
Because it is a preserve, be careful not to disturb the ecosystem and, therefore, no pets. A maximum of 75 cars allowed, and the number of visitors must be greater than this value, the car will be required at the door, and when the visitors leave, someone else will be accepted.
Although there is no camping allowed, Hamilton Preserve near enough to make the trip, and offer important enough to make the trip. Visitors are invited to participate in nature study, picnicking and many hiking trails and groups can obtain information on environmental education programs and nature naturalistic study.
Originally posted 2014-04-14 14:56:31.