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Chandra Moira Beal's

SPLASH ACROSS TEXAS
The Definitive Guide to Swimming in Central Texas

Hill Country Rivers, Springs, Lakes & Parks

  • Aquarena Springs
  • Barton Springs and Zilker Parks. Austin's Crown Jewel
  • Blanco River : Blanco, Blanco State Park, Five Mile Dam
  • Bull Creek : Bull Creek Park, Bull Creek Greenbelt, Barrow Preserve
  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Comal River : New Braunfels, Landa Park, Hinman Island Park, Prince Sohms Park, Tube Chute
  • Guadalupe River: River Road, Kerrville-Schreiner State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, Cascade Cavern, Louise Hays Park, Max Starcke Park
  • Hamilton Pool : Hamilton Pool, Westcave Preserve
  • Krause Springs
  • Lady Bird Lake, formerly Town Lake The heart of Austin
  • Lake Austin
  • Lake Belton: Lake Belton, nature reserve Miller's Spring Park and three public parks with swimming beaches: Cedar Ridge, Westcliff and Temple's Lake
  • Lake Marble Falls, Highland Lakes
  • Llano River: Land of Legend and Lure
  • McKinney Falls State Park : McKinney Falls
  • Salado : W.A. Pace Park, Salado Creek
  • San Gabriel River : San Gabriel Park, Blue Hole
  • San Saba River : Mill Pond Park, Risien Park



  • Publish wth permission
    Courtesy of Chandra Moira Beal and La Luna Publishing
    Copyright Chandra Moira Beal, 1999
    Book Review :
    "Splash Across Texas
    is entertaining, full of details and delightful photographs (we'd like to pinch the Diving Baby). What makes it really special is its practicality. If you haven't yet noticed, it's summer. This book can provide you with all the information you need to re-evaluate your favorite swimming hole. Does it measure up? Is it Salamander free? Is it a shallow relationship, or are you in over your head? There are enough locations to consider that it could easily take you three or four summers to visit them all. ... " more

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