Cool Off Naturally This July


From the deserts of El Paso to the pine forests of east Texas, the summer season brings soaring temperatures to the state. What better way is there to beat the summer heat than by cooling off in one of the state’s many natural pools?

Remember to put your safety first! It’s hot outside, and these natural areas may or may not have lifeguards. So, here are a few tips to help your family stay safe while enjoying the refreshing waters:

  • Check the weather - if you hear thunder get out of the water
  • Be aware of your surroundings - don't swim under or near logs, dams or objects that might trap you under them
  • Swim in designated areas
  • Supervise children at all times
  • Know your limits
  • Stay hydrated
  • Wear appropriate swimwear that is lightweight
  • Wear sunscreen

A multitude of Texas spring-fed swimming holes provide a breathtaking place to cool off and connect with nature across the state. Here’s a few that you and your family can check out this summer to have fun, explore nature and escape the Texas summer heat!

Central Texas

East Texas

West Texas

North Texas

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