Krause Springs

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1star (1.33)
1star (1.25)
404 Krause Spring Rd.
Cliff Jumping
Lots of people were having fun and adventure jumping from the rocks into the water. (Photo by Blaze)
This waterfall is a nice, place to relax and get showered with cool water. (Photo by Blaze)
Rope Swing
One of the favorite activities is swinging from this tree rope into the water. (Photo by Blaze)
Lots of people sunbathe on the limestone rocks that line the shore of the Springs. (Photo by Blaze)
There is a nice wading pool that is popular with the smaller kids. (Photo by Blaze)
Log Entries
A Little Garden Of Eden
By Blaze on 5/17/2014
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A

I went to Krause Springs (pronounced Krau Sea) with some friends and had a blast.  You can spend the day for $7 or camp overnight for $14.  It isn't a hiking destination as much as a swimming/sunbathing destination.  The rope swing is fun and there are some rock cliffs you can jump off of as well.  The water was a little chilly, but tolerable.

By crocodile235 on 7/1/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
Short walk down to a beautiful swimming hole
By haggai on 10/6/2007
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 0.25 Mile Duration: 5 minutes

Short walk downhill to a swimming hole fed by a beautiful, lush waterfall. There is also a rope swing that the kids (and maybe some of the adults) couldn't get enough of.  Little caves beneath the waterfall were also interesting.  The waterfall is spring-fed, so the water is always cold, no matter how hot it is outside.  The kids also enjoyed playing inside (yes, inside) the trunks of the towering bald cypresses by the ridge above the waterfall.  And for non-hikers, there's even a swimming pool up above that is fed by the same spring water and has a nice overlook onto the swimming hole.

Come to play in the Springs
By figment on 7/2/2006
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 0.25 Mile Duration: N/A
This is very similar to Hamilton Pool, in that it is a grotto with a waterfall with people swimming and sunbathing. Very pleasant.
Awesome Swim
By big tex on 5/30/2006
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
This place reminded me of the garden of eden. Ferns hanging, waterfalls, birds, and a relaxing afternoon of soaking it up in a tube.
Natural pool, picnic area, gardens
By pixistixs on 6/20/2005
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
Nice area for camping and day trips. Rope swing and watery cave a must do. Great covered areas for picnics.
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