Swimming and Picnic at Blue Hole in Georgetown

SWIMMING FUN IN THE RIVER

We had so much fun at Blue Hole Park in Georgetown on Saturday that I'm scheduling another swim-and-picnic Meetup there this Sunday.

Pictures from Saturday:

http://www.meetup.com/austinnaturalmovement/photos/2769831/

Part of the San Gabriel River, Blue Hole Park a hidden gem. Dramatic rock faces border a flowing river that's perfect for swimming. The water is just the right temperature — not too hot or cold. The rocks provide climbing fun and there is even a rope swing. Few people know about Blue Hole, so there's lots of room to enjoy the water and scenery. Parking is plentiful and free. And the park is just a 35-minute straight shot up I-35 from downtown Austin.

Join us Sunday for swimming, rock scrambling, a picnic, and a relaxing time in the shade by the river with great folks.

 

DETAILS

Park on the residential streets near the small parking lot (the lot is just for handicapped visitors). We'll probably be down the river a ways, about a 5-10 minute walk. You'll pass a small dam and restrooms. We'll try to find an isolated part of the river. I'll most likely have a Meetup sign out, but if you don't see a sign, look for people wearing Vibrams.

The shore is lined with big pebbles. Definitely bring a towel to lay on. Even better, bring a thick blanket or quilt, or maybe a camping pad. Camping chairs might not be a bad idea.

I'll bring cold water. If you like, bring some picnic food. Most of us will probably eat Paleo style (meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and nuts), but feel free to bring anything you like. Last time we stayed 2-3 hours.

Kids and dogs are welcome and are sure to have a blast!

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