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Hamilton Pool Reservations

March 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

  • Once you make a 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 are required to enter Hamilton Pool Preserve every day from March 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. In November and December 2018 reservations are required on weekends and official Travis County holidays.
  • 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.
  • Public Safety Closures – Hamilton Pool Preserve occasionally closes due to hazardous conditions, such as flooding.  You should call the Public Information Line at 512-264-2740 for the most up to date information about the preserve’s status.  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.