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The best respite for those sizzling summer days and early spring heat waves is one of the many spring-fed Texas swimming holes. The Lone Star State has more spring-fed swimming spots than any other state in the country, and several of these are located within a 40-mile radius of Austin. With average year-round water temperatures ranging from 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, these freshwater oases make the perfect place for a refreshing dip.
From remote Hill Country nature preserves to downtown pools, keep reading for all the details on seven of the best Austin swimming holes.