Did you know Circle C had a creek-fed swimming hole? Me neither. On a recent visit to Circle C Park, we saw a couple people crossing a back soccer field with river tubes…Whaaat? So I took the boys out today and checked it out. Sure enough, there is a concrete hiking trail low water crossing that crosses Slaughter Creek and when there’s been enough rain, it serves as a dam and you’ve got a swimming hole. It’s only a couple feet deep, but more than enough to cool off in. I put a hammock up in the shade over the water and we spent a couple fun hours. Bring a tennis ball to shoot through the drainage tubes that run under the low water crossing.

Pro Tip: We put up a hammock up just east of the dam in the shade. It was awesome.

For more information on the park, including hours, see the Circle C Park page.

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For other activities in the Austin area, see our Austin Bucket List or our Austin Family Fun Map.