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    Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool's water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought. The preserve is also home to a variety of native birds, fish, animals and plants.

    Reservations are required to visit. Swimming is not guaranteed with any reservation.

    Additional information:

    • Pets are not allowed
    • Additional cash fees required
    • Quarter-mile hike on rough terrain required
    • Reservations are for up to 8 people and one vehicle
    • Refunds not accepted

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