Take a break under this Texas waterfall for less than $30

Reservations available for Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool
Hamilton Pool

TRAVIS COUNTY – Are you dreaming of exotic vacations but ballin’ on a budget?

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a great day trip location for San Antonio that offers beautiful views, swimming and hiking.

You can swim under a waterfall or hike along the trails around the pool -- it’ll have you wondering if you’re still in Texas.

Don’t count on a crowd, either, because reservations are required to keep the nature preserve from overcrowding.

Swimming isn’t guaranteed with a reservation due to bacteria levels in the water sometimes being deemed unsafe. The Hamilton Pool website will be updated each day to inform visitors of swimming status at the preserve.

There are two time slots per day for reservations and they fill up fast, especially on the weekends.

Time slots are $26 total for the reservation fee and the cost to park your vehicle.

For more information on Hamilton Pool Preserve or to make a reservation, click here.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.