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Old 07-14-2007, 12:49 AM
 
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Please let me know if there are any good natural swimming holes to spend a peaceful afternoon. (Great if it is not too crowded). All my web searches were in vain. Looks like there are no springs,creeks or lakes in dallas
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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There's Burger Lake in Fort Worth. It's spring fed.

Burger's Lake, Fort Worth, TX : Reviews of Burger's Lake - Yahoo! Travel

I can't think of any in Dallas.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Burger's Lake is very nice, but I'm guessing it would be very crowded this time of the year.

I believe most of the spring-fed swimming areas will be found in the Austin and Hill Country area of the state so just in case you're ever in that neck of the woods, here is a link to the top ten swimming holes in Texas: It's dated 2005, but I doubt the ratings have changed much in 2007 if at all.

TPW magazine | Archive - July 2005 - Top 10 Swimming Holes

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Old 07-14-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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There are many lakes and lake beaches in the DFW area. The web pages for each municipality will tell you where they are.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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Turner Falls in Oklahoma is nice, it though is Oklahoma. It isn't that far as most would think. You could get there in about 2 hours.

Turner Falls Park, Davis, Oklahoma
I was trying to find a picture of people swimming but couldn't. It is beautiful up that way too.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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Please let me know if there are any good natural swimming holes to spend a peaceful afternoon. (Great if it is not too crowded). All my web searches were in vain. Looks like there are no springs,creeks or lakes in dallas
TX only has one natural lake and its out east.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Turner Falls in Oklahoma is nice, it though is Oklahoma. It isn't that far as most would think. You could get there in about 2 hours.

Turner Falls Park, Davis, Oklahoma
I was trying to find a picture of people swimming but couldn't. It is beautiful up that way too.
I was up there in April, although it was too cool for people to swim at the time. Here are a couple of pics. It is only about an hour and a half from DFW. I hear the spring fed pools down near Austin are very neat, but really crowded.



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Old 08-15-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Default Turner falls

Thanks guys for all your info.

I visited Turner falls last week and it is a very nice place within a couple of hrs drive from dallas to sepnd an afternoon or overnight camping. It has this kind of natural (i say so becasue it looked man made) falls with a large pool underneath it and couple of big water holes down the stream.

But it is really crowded this time of the year. Infact it took us 1 hr to get into the falls area after getting to it. There is also good hiking path along the stream and a couple of small caves for a few free hand climbing (nothing fancy though).

Surely it is a good place for a weekend or an warm afternoon.
Once again thanks stargazer for the direction
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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your welcome!
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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I was up there in April, although it was too cool for people to swim at the time. Here are a couple of pics. It is only about an hour and a half from DFW. I hear the spring fed pools down near Austin are very neat, but really crowded.
Gorgeous! Now I want to go to a festival this weekend AND go to these falls. This forum is killing me!
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