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Address: 404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
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+1 830-693-4181

Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the...

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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Nice but small swimming area for so many people.

Nice campground and restroom facilities. The pool near the family home has flowing water from the spring that flows down to the small waterfall below down the cliff. The... read more

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Dallas, United States
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice campground and restroom facilities. The pool near the family home has flowing water from the spring that flows down to the small waterfall below down the cliff. The staircase down the cliff was a nice addition, but stops and then you are on slippery rock to climb down. The place was packed with people sitting around the cliff for... More 

Thank tammywZ397MD
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids had a great time and the springs, pool and river are beautiful and unique. My suggestions would be to limit the number of overnight campers and limit music noise volume and hours after 6pm. I love CCR, Led Zepplin as much as the next guy but I am camping to get some peace and quiet.

Thank MackBrown007
Queensland, Australia
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - we had a wonderful swim at Krause Springs. It is a beautiful swimming hole with cypress trees and a grotto and little waterfall with ferns and rocks. We sunbaked on the rocks and watched people swing out and jump from the rope swing.

Thank Dianne W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a a lovely place, but it is precarious, even for adults. There is very difficult access to the water and it is surrounded by large slippery rocks. I saw 2 adults eat it HARD on those rocks! Don't bring your baby here!! That's ridiculous. Small children as well, you can't see under the water.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Vidor, Texas
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Krause Springs was exactly the type of adventure we were looking for. We could explore off the beaten path, but it wasn't so rugged that 2 moms with two 15 year old girls and two 10 year old boys couldn't handle it! The Falls were gorgeous, and at every turn you found something unexpected and beautiful. Next time I go,... More 

Thank Meecherry
Sola Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Krause Springs in February, obviously not in the busiest season. It was quiet, serene and peaceful. I can imagine the place must be spectacular in the summer months. The natural pond/pool at the bottom looks like a lagoon. Hope I van come back when it's warmer.

Thank Eileen H
Cedar Park, Texas
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I'm sure it is different in the summer, but this place was a delight when we went. It has water falls and babbling springs throughout the lovely property. It is similar to the property of a nice hotel or resort with natural and old-timey touches. The large wind chimes in the trees make it ethereal. There are a lot of... More 

Thank janels
Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

It's a little hard to find and definitly out of the way, but once you get there it's worth the drive! The springs are beautiful and the surrounding pools and gardens are great. The RV park is okay, the dump station is a pain to use and the bathrooms are revolting and infested with spiders and other bugs (why didn't... More 

Thank Sammy19
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Ist time here. Perhaps not the best time of yr. to enjoy the pools (they are fabulous!) but Fall camping at its best. Right after Thanksgiving, we camped here in our RV at Dripping Springs family's suggestion. It was awesome! We were the only ones camping so it was like our private tropical haven! Yes, in summer, RV sites may... More 

Thank mymeme0226
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were the only ones there on a Tuesday in mid-November. The weather was pretty warm and the water was cool so it was very refreshing! We opted to go in the natural spring pond but they also have a man-made pond, basically a swimming pool with spring water. The host was nice and the facilities were rustic, but good.... More 

Thank westykj

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