Krause Springs, Spicewood, Texas

Krause Springs is a camping and swimming site located about 30 minutes West of Austin. This campsite and swimming hole in the Central Texas Hill Country is 115 acres and home to more than 30 different natural springs. Between the spring-fed pool and natural swimming hole with a massive 20+ foot waterfall, rope swing, and beautiful caves, swimmers and sun-seekers will find their haven. Camp out for the weekend in a tent(no reservations) or bring your camper/RV(reservations available), cool off in the water, and walk through the beautiful butterfly gardens.


Gate and Office is open from 9am to 8pm. Krause Springs typically closes for the winter from December 1st through February 15th.

Day Adult(12+): $8
Day Child(4-11): $5
Day Child(Under 4): Free
Overnight Adult(12+): $15
Overnight Child(4-11): $10
Overnight Child(Under 4): Free
RV Campsite: $15

No, Krause Springs is a cash-only establishment. As of October 2019, there is no ATM on site.

Yes, Krause Springs has multiple bathroom facilities with toilets, stalls, and showers. There is no hot water so be ready for 68 degree spring water showers!

No. Krause Springs does not allow open carry of firearms (30.07)

You will need to check the county website

No, Krause Springs does not allow pets in camping sites, gardens, or swimming areas.

The springs are never empty, they flow constantly year round even during extreme drought. After heavy rains I have seen the natural pools flooded below, but the pool was clean and clear.

The springs are 68 degrees year round.

Cash(admission), drinks(no glass), snacks, water shoes, floats/inner-tubes, sunscreen, camera, a good attitude, and maybe some friends(or make new ones while you’re there!)

No, Krause Springs does not rent tubes.

Yes, Krause Springs allows fishing in the lower parts of the property.

There are no designated or numbered camp sites at Krause Springs, except for RV campsites. This means that there is always more room for campers. If you go during a busy weekend, be prepared to have close neighbors and make new friends!

You can reserve a campsite for RV’s only. Tent campsites are first-come first-serve, but always available.

Yes, you can park directly in your campsite at Krause Springs. However, note that some camp sites will require slightly higher clearance vehicles(any SUV will do, even most cars).

Only RV campsites have electricity and water. No generators allowed. If you require electricity, you may reserve an RV site without an RV.

30 and 50 amp hookups are available at each site.

Yes, Krause Springs has a dump station for black/grey water. Bring at least a 15-20 foot hose.

Yes, Krause Springs can accept large groups with advanced noticed. Scout troops, churches, weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or just friend groups are all welcome. I have personally seen massive UT football watching parties on blow-up screens with 50+ people in attendance.

Yes. Contact Krause Springs for more information including pricing, size limits, and other requirements.