Waterfalls Near Leisure Resort RV Park in Fentress
Texas Hill Country – the rolling landscape, clear streams, and lush scenery is made even more enticing because of waterfalls. Yes, the sounds of water gushing over rocks and crashing into the pools below is every hiker’s dream come true. Treat yourself and the family to three memorable day trips to nearby waterfalls. Bring a picnic lunch and your camera!
Hamilton Pool in Hamilton Pool Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, (512) 264-2740
Available for swimming, the Hamilton Pool is known for its 50-foot waterfall cascading into a limestone grotto. Make a reservation to hike the quarter mile trail from the parking lot to the waterfall pool. Or choose an hour-long guided hike to discover a wide diversity of native plants and animals, as well as the collapsed grotto, waterfall, and pool. Sorry, no dogs!
NW of Fentress 56 min (44.0 mi) via TX-80 N and Ranch to Market Rd 150
Westcave Waterfall in the Westcave Preserve
24814 Hamilton Pool Road, Round Mountain, Texas 78663, (830) 825-3442
Not far from Austin, Texas, the Westcave Preserve features a breathtaking cave formation with waterfalls and deep pools. Tour the Westcave Grotto by reservation only. Enjoy a 15 minute walk from the entrance in an arid savanna through a limestone crevice, down a 100 foot staircase into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. After the walk you will reach the head of the canyon where a stunning 40-foot waterfall stands replenishing the grotto pool below! Sorry, no pets and no smoking!
NW of Fentress, just west of Austin 1 hr 26 min (77.0 mi) via Ranch to Market 32 and US-281 N
Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend State Park
Bend, Texas 76824, (325) 628-3240
The most beautiful falls in Texas and one of the best in the USA. The largest of the waterfalls found in Colorado Bend State Park is Gorman Falls, which stands at 65 feet tall. The popular trail to the falls is a 3-mile round trip hike over rough and rocky terrain, with a steep descent near the falls. You’ll see dramatic rock for¬ma¬tions and lush vegetation. Small dams form quiet pools of clear water that support a variety of life. One of the purest strains of our state fish, the Guadalupe bass, lives here. Leashed dogs are OK, but may not enter the water.
NW of Austin – 2 hr 19 min (136.0 mi) via US-183 N
Don’t Feel Like Driving? Plenty to Enjoy Right Here in the Park!
Swimming pool and tubing season will be here soon. In the meantime enjoy…
- Sand volleyball court
- Basketball court
- Horseshoe pits
- Miniature golf
- Children’s playgrounds
- Clubhouse with kitchen and big TV
- Fishing (state license required)
- Nature trail
- Dog park