Scenic USA - Texas
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Hamilton Pool Preserve
|Photo by Jason Merlo
Jason Merlo Photograpy
Less than an hourís drive from Austin, the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve is centered on a small box canyon, complete with a 50 foot waterfall and inviting pool. This beautiful natural setting, now part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, was rediscovered in the 1880s by the young son of a German family of immigrants. Planning on using the land for ranching, the Reimers quickly decided to allow the public the enjoyment of this tranquil site. At first, lack of transportation permitted this remote area to remain in a well preserved condition. But, by the 1970s, the falls area became much too popular and extremely overcrowded.
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