The Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole located 30 miles southwest of Austin, Texas. It is 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall plunging into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. The pool’s water level however, stays pretty constant even during periods of drought. The preserve is home to the Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and a great variety of other birds.
Photograph by Dave Wilson Photography