With words like, "Check this out, Mom. It is so beautiful" and "I am totally Indiana Jones", this place was obviously a huge hit with my boys!
Krause Springs is a small, privately owned slice of heaven just about thirty mintues outside of Austin in the town of Spicewood. Visitors can come for the day to enjoy the cool waters of the spring or camp overnight.
The property is on three levels, with the top-most including the parking lot, main house, camping spots and a beautiful butterfly garden.
Down about thirty steps is a nice picnic area, with more than enough picnic tables planted beneath huge, shady cypress trees.
Also on this level is a man-made swimming pool that is fed by spring water. The pool isn't large, but it is nicely shaded and has an area in the back that is just perfect for jumping off.