June 30, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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Yes, It's HOT in Austin! But staying indoors with fake cold air is no fun. Drinks, meeting awesome people and keeping cool in a natural swimming hole sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday! They have a rope swing and cliff diving as well.
For those who haven't been to Krause Springs ( from their website)
" It is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years.
Krause Springs has many natural sites to explore. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the man-made pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It's a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas!"
Where to meet- TWO OPTIONS:
#1: Meet at my house at 8:45 and you can follow us there. We will leave promptly at 9:00 A.M. It tends to get crowded over the weekend and I want to try to claim us a spot near the water. I'll email my address out a couple of days before. I live right near Zilker park so it's a easy shot to 290/71 which is the way to get to Krause Springs. I know it's early for a Saturday morning. But it's definitely worth spending the day there!
#2 : Meet at Krause springs main swimming hole at 10:00 -10:15 A.M . I'll tie a balloon to the coolers. You can ask at the front entrance how to get the swimming hole with the rope swing. I'll try to lay several blankets out to save some spots. But I can't hold them with only a few people. So try to come out by 10:00 A.M:)
* People can leave anytime the want. I'm expecting to be out there till at least 3:00 P.M.
What to bring:
- Lunch: Sandwiches, chips or anything that can hold well in a cooler.
- Drinks. Alcohol is permitted but no glass containers!Don't forget water!
- Small cooler. I will be bringing two larger coolers if some people want to throw in their lunch or drinks .
- Water shoes or non slippery sandals. Walking down to main swimming hole can get pretty slippery.
-$6.00 entrance fee. BRING CASH. They don't accept any cards.
Hope to see you guys out there!
Sorry guys have to add this in since alcohol will be involved.
For those who plan on drinking- please drink responsibly! Arrange a Designated Driver if you plan on drinking! Austin Social Escapades and the organizers are not liable for any accidents and incidents that occur during or after the event . We are also happy to have members carpool but please understand you do so at your own risk.