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Hamilton Pool Reservations

May 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

  • Once you make a reservation you cannot change the date or time period of the reservation.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Swimming is not guaranteed with your reservation.
  • The typical total price for visiting Hamilton Pool Preserve is $26 per vehicle per morning or afternoon time slot. Typical vehicle fees are as follows:
    •  $10 reservation fee – paid online with credit card, not refundable.
    • $1 credit card service fee – paid online with credit card, not refundable.
    • $15 entrance fee – paid at Hamilton Pool with cash or local check, no credit cards accepted at the Preserve.
  • Reservations will be required to enter Hamilton Pool from May 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.
  • Print your reservation receipt and show it to Preserve staff when you arrive. Alternatively, you can show your receipt on your cell phone to Preserve staff when you arrive.
  • Only one vehicle/motorcycle allowed per reservation. Additional vehicles require additional reservations. Pedestrians/bicycle groups will be allowed up to 8 people per reservation, but they will also pay the $8 per person Entrance Fee.
  • Reservations are not valid for commercial use or for shuttle.
  • The reservation periods are from 9 am – 1 pm and from 2 pm – 6 pm. Each reservation period requires a separate reservation and facility use fee. On each day, all recreational activities, such as hiking, birding and swimming, will end at 12:30 pm and at 5:30 pm.  All visitors must return to their vehicles so that they can exit the Preserve by 1 pm and by 6 pm respectively. No entry allowed after 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
  • Rain outs – Hamilton Pool Preserve occasionally closes after a recent significant rain.  You should call the public information line at 512-264-2740 for the most up to date information about the status of the Preserve. Information is updated daily at 8:30 am.
  • Hamilton Pool is a nature preserve (part of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan) with some rules that you need to know before you make a reservation:
    • No pets allowed, not even on a leash or in your vehicle.  Please do not bring them.
    • The hiking trail to the pool is ¼ mile (0.4 Km) long.  It is steep with uneven steps and takes approximately 30 minutes to hike from the parking lot to the pool and back.
    • Check the official Travis County Hamilton Pool Preserve web site (https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/find-a-park/hamilton-pool) for more detailed information that might pertain to your visit.