*Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife
Not for nothing do they call Hill Country “the Texan’s playground.” Sporty meets serene in our rugged canyons and rambling wildflower fields, which make up the Sweetwater community's natural landscape. Go hiking, biking, rock climbing, or horse riding in magnificent parks like Reimers Ranch—just 15 miles drive from Sweetwater. Unwind along the nearby shores of Lake Travis, or jump into a natural spring, like the underwater cave of Jacob’s Well.
When you live at Sweetwater, you’re within 15 miles of a refreshing crystal-clear swimming hole like Hamilton Pool and Krause Springs. And within 30 miles, you can reach natural wonders that are so amazing, they attract visitors from all across Texas.
THE GUADALUPE AND COMAL RIVERS
Whether kayaking, tubing, or just wading—the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers attract visitors from all over during the peek summer season.Read More
LAKE TRAVIS AND THE HIGHLAND LAKES
The Highland Lakes are seven reservoirs in central Texas formed by dams along the Colorado River and offer a multitude of recreational activities all year long.Read More
Named as one of the best swimming holes in Texas, Hamilton Pool is a collapsed grotto featuring a 45' waterfall and water temps at 50 degrees.Read More
Listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites, this 115-acre property is a well-known destination for camping and swimming in the Texas Hill Country.Read More
Known as the crown jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool is a three-acre swimming hole fed by underground springs within Zilker Park. It attracts a diverse crowd year round with its water temperature of 68-70 degrees.Read More
From Enchanted Rock to Pedernales Falls, the Texas Hill Country right at Sweetwater’s doorstep offers everything from outdoor daytime adventure to overnight camping. We thank our lucky stars—which shine so bright above Sweetwater—that this is the best place in the Lone Star State to call home.
ENCHANTED ROCK STATE PARK
The massive pink granite dome has enchanted visitors to the Texas Hill Country for years. It is a hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, and star gazing phenomenon.Read More
ZILKER METROPOLITAN PARK
Considered "Austin's most loved park", Zilker features so many recreational opportunities for all ages—from a miniature train to canoes, kayaks, and the "best swimming hole in Texas"Read More
PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK
Carving its way through huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River puts on a show in this beautiful park filled with opportunities for hiking, biking, bird watching, camping, and swimming.Read More
MCKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK
Only 13 miles from the state capitol and within the Austin city limits is the tranquil beauty of McKinney Falls State Park, which offers camping and hiking year round.Read More
REIMERS RANCH PARK
With three miles of frontage on the Pedernales River, this city park features 18 miles of trails, world-class rock climbing, deep canyons, and classic panoramic Hill Country views.Read More
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Austin City Limits Music Festival features epic entertainment including eight stages and 130 bands across two weekends in Zilker Park.Learn More
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