Devil’s Waterhole in Burnet County in the Highland Lakes is located in Inks Lake State Park. Includes a rope swing and cliff diving, but no life guard. Photo courtesy 101highlakelakes.com

Four Favorite Swimming Holes in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County

You don’t need a boat to enjoy any of these favorite swimming holes in Burnet County in the Highland Lakes. Pack a towel, sunscreen, life jacket, and a picnic for the greatest cool down summer has to offer!

Devil’s Waterhole at Inks Lake State Park

3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet

Devil’s Waterhole is a well-known swimming location in rugged and rocky Inks Lake State Park. As an inlet off of Inks Lake, the swimming hole is surrounded on three sides by metamorphic rock. Devil’s Waterhole is a favorite spot to swim, float, paddle, or even cliff jump. This swimming hole is only accessible by foot or by paddling. There is no lifeguard on duty. Park day-use admission is $6 for ages 13 and up, children 12 and under are free.

Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls

305 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls

Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls offers swimming access to the lake as well as several splash pools perfect for young children. The park has a beautiful green lawn and a sandy beach lake entrance. Spread out a blanket and stay awhile. No lifeguard on duty; no admission fee.

Krause Springs

424 County Road 404, Spicewood

Krause Springs is a privately owned swimming and camping oasis located in Spicewood. It is famous for its abundance of natural springs and lush trees. Visitors may enjoy both the manmade pool and the natural pool, which are both fed by cool natural spring waters. Those looking for a thrill may take a turn on the rope swing. No lifeguard on duty. Open daily during warmer seasons 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Day use admission fees: age 12 and up $8, age 4-11 $5, children under 4 are free.

LCRA Narrows Recreation Area on the Colorado River

2550 County Road 411, Spicewood

The Narrows is a Lower Colorado River Authority day-use park in Spicewood. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. No lifeguard on duty. Admission fees apply: adults $5, children 12 and under are free, seniors 65 and older and disabled persons $2.

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