Driving through Lampasas, Texas toward San Antonio, you may have noticed a very large swimming pool just off of US 281. This a 109-year-pool is one of the last remaining free-flowing pools in the state – meaning all the water comes from the ground. In this case, it bubbles up out of the limestone from a sulpher spring so it’s clear, cold with a very distinct scent!
I took my grandsons last year and they loved it but my youngest daughter said the fumes made her eyes burn. So, it may not be a ‘Find’ for everyone in your family but it’s one of my favorite places in the area to send people. Added bonus: I have been told that chiggers won’t bite you after you’ve been swimming there!
The water can get chilly so if it’s too cold for swimming, make a picnic and enjoy the lovely surroundings. The whole park covers 3 acres so there’s plenty of room to explore and relax including a playground and volleyball court. Some of the rules of the park:
- Leash law enforced
- Alcoholic beverages prohibited without permit
- All areas are first come first serve
Grab a bite to eat the historic Green Frog Tea Room located right in front of the pool. It’s open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Friday. They also host private events where you can reserve the swimming pool as part of your event.
The charges are very reasonable: $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children. The pool is closed now due to COVID and the time of year, but I encourage you to put it on your list for the next swimming season.
If you’re a history buff, here’s a great story on how the park came to be:
Hancock Springs Park & Pool
1600 281 South
Lampasas, TX 76550