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Hamilton Pool | Dripping Springs Adventure

Hamilton Pool waterfall Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

It’s no secret that Dripping Springs is known for its’ craft alcohol, wedding venues, small town feel and beautiful NATURE!!

Hamilton Pool is one of the most iconic outdoor tourist destination in Dripping Springs, Texas and I couldn’t wait to go and see it for myself last fall.

Can you imagine being the first person to stumble upon this Texan wonder? Legend has it that an 8 year old discovered it! I bet he jumped in and had the best swim of his life!

Hamilton Pool grotto Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

Hamilton Pool is a beautiful, 232 acre park located north west of Dripping Springs on Hamilton Pool road headed towards Johnson City. The overhang area by the pool has a 50 foot waterfall that is flowing year round, even during drought seasons! The park is a part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, which is a 31,000 acre habitat that is home to endangered species.

Hamilton Pool Cypress Trees Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

Reservation hours are from 9-12:30 for morning reservations and 2-5:30 for afternoon reservations.

I had my eye on their website for months because they had shut the park down completely during covid. When they finally opened it I booked one of the first available dates and took my family to explore one Sunday morning.

Hamilton Pool ferns Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

It is a short 15 minute hike down to the waterfall and has a small beach area to sit and enjoy the view.

Swimming has been closed there for over a year and after the great snowpocalypse that happened in Texas this February some of the boulders have collapsed and visitors are no longer allowed to walk underneath the cave trail due to dangerous conditions.

Hamilton Pool grotto Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

My kids loved seeing the crystal clear waters with big catfish swimming around and standing under the waterfall on the giant rock. You can also hike down to the Pedernales River from the main trail. My son, Solomon, even created a youtube video about it- you can watch it HERE.

Hamilton Pool grotto Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

You can book your reservation here! Cash is the only thing accepted- no debit or credit cards!

$12 vehicle (up to 8 people) booking fee plus an entrance fee of $8/adults and kids 12 and under are free!

Hamilton Pool grotto Dripping Springs, Texas photo by Lauren Clark Photography

Part of living in this area is having access to see these incredible places! I love living in Dripping Springs!

If you are coming to the area for a vacation, wedding or house hunting then email or text me and I would love to direct you to the best places to go!

Interested in more information about neighborhoods, market conditions and where to buy a home? Email or call me and I’m happy to help you! laurenclark@magnoliarealty.com or 512-569-8480

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