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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Rd, Spicewood, Texas 78669 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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“115 acres & 32 springs”


Founded in 1955, the 115-acre Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas (about 30 minutes outside of Austin) has become a classic stop for roadtrippers traveling around Texas Hill Country. It offers camping and swimming in their historic natural springs. The springs have been privately owned by the Krause family for over half a century, and the property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites.

It's opened year-round, pets are not allowed, and there's no lifeguard on duty. Also, credit cards aren't accepted so be sure to bring cash for the $7 adult admission fee ($5 for kids 4-11), and if you wanna camp it's $14 per adult, $6 per kid, and $14 for an RV spot.

I recently visited with my son, who was 10 months old at the time. We were roadtripping around Texas and spent about a week exploring Hill Country. It's such an incredible part of the state, I highly recommend visiting. I'd heard of Krause Springs and decided to spend an afternoon there. To my amazement there were 32 springs on site, and several of them feed a man-made pool, which was quite beautiful. It was tucked into a lush forested area. The natural pool also flows into Lake Travis

Not only does the property bost dozens of springs, but there are also camping sites as well. There's primitive camping and sites for 24 RVs, with water and electricity included for guests. And plenty of picnic areas with BBQ pits. You can also rent a burn barrel ring, to have your own DIY bonfire. They can be rented for $10 ($5 is refunded when you return it). There are also bathroom facilities on-site, with showers, toilets and faucets. It's open in the summer from 9AM to 9PM.

One of my favorite parts of Krause Spring is the Butterfly Garden. Wind chimes add to the charm of the gardens, butterflies and trickling fountains.

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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Reviewed by
SarahCalkinsBonin

  • 6 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
July 15, 2014

The picture doesn't do this beautiful campground justice. It is missing all if the natural springs and the gorgeous swimming hole and rope swing. One of the most beautiful places on our road trip from Minnesota!

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Beth

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is just as gorgeous and dream like as people say. There are decent sized spots for jumping off the cliffs, waterfalls to flirt under and turtles to keep you smiling. Bring sunscreen and beer.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
romerorascon1

  • 5 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

Really nice people greeting you, many BBQ space and brick tables ! Huge trees and awesome pool with super cold water! Then there's two stairs that go down to the lazy river that is beautiful ! One of the stairs is very slippery and dangerous ! There's a rope to jump into the water. Rocks are slippery !! You won't regret going!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AdrianneGandhi

  • 7 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 28, 2014

Had a blast here. Loved swimming under the waterfall. The water was ice cold! This place would be a perfect place for a bday party.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kristensussman

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 15, 2014

With an abundance of wildlife, be sure to keep your tents zipped and sleep with one eye open to spot the eight inch long centipedes.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dillweed

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
April 02, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I've seen. Also, there's a rope swing.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
monkeydude

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  • 0 Helpful
December 04, 2016

That's where they filmed the movie "Teeth"

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Reviewed by
JessyGraham

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 18, 2016

$7 for adults, 5 for kids.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

Founded in 1955, the 115-acre Krause Springs in Spicewood, Texas (about 30 minutes outside of Austin) has become a classic stop for roadtrippers traveling around Texas Hill Country. It offers camping and swimming in their historic natural springs. It's opened year-round, pets are not allowed, and there's no lifeguard on duty. Also, credit cards aren't accepted so be sure to bring cash for the $7 adult admission fee ($5 for kids 4-11), and if you wanna camp it's $14 per adult, $6 per kid, and $14 for an RV spot.

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ginger.scalone

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January 08, 2016

Closed for the winter

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Krause Springs

404 Krause Springs Rd
Spicewood, Texas
78669 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
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