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About Krause Springs

KRAUSE SPRINGS 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 manmade 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! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available. Guests are also welcome to relax and to stroll through the Butterfly Gardens; take time to listen to the music of the wind chimes and the fountains during your visit!

We take reservations for RV hookups ONLY. Primitive tent camping is available on “first come-first site” basis. Please call our office at (830) 693-4181, to check RV site availability and book your stay.

We love our pets just as much as you do, but please keep them at home.

Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Krause Springs is located in Texas
30.4781 N
-98.1535 W
Get Directions
From Austin, Take Texas Highway 71 west Cross the Pedernales River, Drive 7 more miles Turn right on Spur 191 at the Exxon Station Turn right on County Road 404 You will see the gates for the Krause Springs entrance to your left.
7 Reviews of Krause Springs
Absolutely amazing.

A go to spot for swimming. They have both a pool and the prong that you can swim in, along with an awesome waterfall and a jump off point from a cliff. Very family friendly.

They also have this amazing garden that is like an oasis’s. So many statues and hammocks, a perfect place to relax and have a meal at.

Plenty of room for everyone

Natural springs w/tent & RV camping (NO PETS), fishing, kayaking, lake access, hammock areas and day use picnic w/grills. CASH ONLY FACILITIES!! Family owned. Beautiful Butterfly garden great for yoga, reading or enjoying the mind of a gardener. Several RV w/H20 & electric hookups (reservations required). Tent sites are not #, random locations (30 acres), plentiful and 1st come 1st serve. Toilets/showers near RV sites, portable toilets farther out. Pack it in/out, dumpster at office area. Love this place and grateful the owners share their haven with the public!

very cool little place

small Rv caping, wonderful water hole but extremely slippery

Basically Furngully

weekends are super busy so if yoso fan manage during the week it’s better but it is knockout gorgeous.

the water is super cold and be sure to take water shoes or something. it’s all a natural rock pool with spring-fed water so the floor of the pool is very unpredictable and pretty slippery.

there’s a beautiful cave under the water fall and a huge rope swing as well that is fun!

Beautiful Spring Scenery!

One of my all-time favorites. I happily drive over three hours to camp here… Dogs are not allowed, but service dogs are. Just call them in advance and let them know. It is CASH ONLY. Also, be careful how far you venture. It’s easy to accidentally trespass on someone else’s unfenced property (is just across from the spring).

Bring a floatie! It’s a great place for a Texas summer camp.

Not as awesome as it could be.

Where do I start? Hey cool spot. But over crowded. Less the type of folk i want my kids hanging with. The ladder down is super wonky and the beach area extremely slippery. The turnoff is more the folks that come… kind of trashy.. lots of drinking. Definiteltly swim at your own risk. If youre young and not hugely a family person and like to party thos is awesome…. sorry. Dont mean to be negative. Its a great place young stupid people ruined….

First to Review
Stunning swimming hole

I have tent camped here but they also have RV camping. There are two waterfalls. The main falls starts by flowing into a topside traditional pool down to a natural pool below. There's a small cave behind it. I recommend using a headlamp to check it out. There have been snake sightings. The creek extending from the swimming area eventually leads to Lake Travis. There's a trail that goes along the creek for awhile, past the second waterfall and some nifty formations on the cliffs. There's a rope swing for jumping into the water. Fun to watch the kids. The set up is grand. Picnic tables, nice restrooms, shady campsites, and gardens to explore near the owners' house where you check in. Can get crowded on the weekends. Some events held here like fireworks & camping for 4th of July.