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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Road, Spicewood, TX
830-693-4181
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Spicewood
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went here because we were unable to get into Hamilton Pool. So we were looking forward to something else and that is a bit different but this was still a good spot. We got there early so no issue parking or getting in easily. It did fill up pretty fast starting around 11 and so we just had to... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

went camping here for the first time, its a beautiful place to camp, the water is not as clear as i thought it would be but the scenery is beautiful, is a small swimming area and it does get packed on the weekends but everybody is friendly (at least when we were there) the camp ground are kept very clean... More

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Austin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

WE love it here! So breathtaking beautiful, easily navigated, never too crowded. This is our new favorite place. They have a (small) cliff for jumping, a rope swing, plenty of shade and a popular pool. If you need food, they have BBQ sandwiches and snow cones, and bottled water, for sale. Very family friendly. $7 per adult, $5 per child.... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited during the fourth of July weekend. Many people were there as expected for the long weekend, but it wasn't a problem. They don't accept credit cards, so take cash to pay the entrance fee. The first thing you notice is the beautiful landscape this place has. Once you go down some steps, you can see the swimming pool. Then... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First time checking this place out - read the reviews and went on a weekday to avoid crowds and crazy drinking crowds. It wasn't crowded and the facilities were great! Clean grounds, plenty of picnic tables, local gas station with everything at a larger store right around the corner, and a BBQ place just as close for the people not... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Natural Texas swimming hole! It is so beautiful here! They have a manmade pool and a natural swimming hole option both fed from the spring. They do allow alcohol, but no glass. The crowd on a saturday is pretty thick but not unbearably so. It is a lovely place to camp, and also to make a day trip. I would... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Krause Springs used to be a hidden gem in Spicewood, TX and was one of those places that we went every time we visited family in the area. Over the last few years though, Krause Springs has had a lot of write ups in popular magazines and is not that hidden gem anymore. It's still a very unique and neat... More

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Weatherford, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The scenery was beautiful. However there was not much room, no water flow and too many patrons. Also the lady at the gate was HORRIBLY OFFENSIVE. I have not met such a vulgar rude woman in my life. Wouldn't waste my time or money on this place again.

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Kyle B, Public Relations Manager at Krause Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! If you could send me more details about your experience with our staff member, I would appreciate it. We want everyone who visits to have a relaxing and enjoyable experience, so any additional information would be helpful. You can contact me at kyle@krausesprings.net I also want to address your statement about the water flow; Our springs... More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went to Krause Springs about 4 times already. Cheap admission. Cold water. Clean bathroom. Safe to camp. The kids love the camp site. Love it.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful location that in itself was worth the drive. It was a bit crowded but that was expected being late Saturday afternoon. We will definitely visit again but will try and get there earlier in the day. All in all, it was a must see if you are visited central Texas!

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