Deep Eddy Pool in Austin is the oldest swimming pool in Texas. Originally, it was a popular swimming hole on the banks of the Colorado River. In the early 1900s, the land surrounding the swimming hole was purchased and a concrete pool was built there as part of a resort area. Today, swimmers can visit the historic site and swim in its lap pool or its wading pool, both of which are filled with refreshingly cool well water that isn't chlorinated.
Things to Do
- Go swimming in Deep Eddy Pool and enjoy its naturally cool, chlorine-free water.
- Have a race in the lap pool to see who is the fastest swimmer in the family.
- Visit the pool in the summertime for its Splash Movie nights, when you can swim in the pool while watching a family-friendly film on an inflatable movie screen.
- Take your little one to the shallower wading pool where they can safely splash with other children.
Deep Eddy Pool Insider Tips
- Bring along some food and drinks and enjoy a picnic in the grass by the river when you're done swimming!
- Check out the rest of the park surrounding the pool - it is known for its popular hiking and cycling trail, as well as its fishing dock and great opportunities for bird watching.
- If you want to learn more about Deep Eddy Pool, check out the Friends of Deep Eddy website, which provides pool hours, movie schedules, and other useful information.