Dive In! Where To Find 3 of the Best Waterfalls in Texas
I know Texas may not be the first place you think of when you hear the word 'waterfall', but there are some gorgeous ones in the Lone Star State.
The best part about these three waterfalls? They are free (or super cheap) to visit. They also have nearby camping or RV parking, so if you're thinking about a road trip or an extended photo op, one of the places on this list would be perfect!
Best Waterfalls in Texas
According to the travel and entertainment website houstononthecheap.com, there are plenty of stunning waterfalls all over the Lone Star State. If you love waterfalls, but don't enjoy long, difficult hikes, onlyinyourstate.com says the most accessible waterfall in Texas is in San Antonio.
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden
On the National Register of Historic Places, the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden was built in the early 1900s in an abandoned limestone quarry. The former living and working home of a local Japanese-American family was reopened in 2008 after more than $1.5 million was spent to restore it. The garden is also free to visit!
A paved walkway takes you directly to the 60-foot waterfall, making it super easy to see up close. Here's the full tour:
Gorman Falls at Colorado Bend State Park
If you do enjoy hiking, this next waterfall would be perfect for you. Located inside Colorado Bend State Park, Gorman Falls Trail is 1.3 miles each way. The 70-foot natural wonder is a perfect spot for pictures and picnics. Find out everything you need to know before you hike at alltrails.com.
The Daytripper on YouTube describes it as the most beautiful waterfall in Texas! The views are worth the drive or walk to get there. At $5 per person, it's also a great deal.
Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs
Located in Central Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is only a short drive from Killeen, Temple, or Belton. You do need to make a reservation before you go, but the price is reasonable at $8 per person for adults, plus kids 12 and under are free.
Before it became a public park, Hamilton Preserve was owned by the Reimers family. Find out how it became part of Travis County’s park system with the video below:
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