Things to do in Spicewood, Texas


Spicewood, Texas, is nestled within the Hill Country, is a haven for escaping city life and exploring nature. Whether you’re looking to go on a hike or cool off in a swimming hole, Spicewood and the surrounding area have plenty to offer.

Outdoors & Adventure

Enjoy the sun, hills, water, wildlife, local parks, and outdoor attractions at your leisure

Food & Drinks

Dine in to great food at great locations all while sitting in the views of the hill country

Adult Beverages

Experience new and familiar flavors of your favorite alcohol made in the hill country

Markets and Services

Find food and goods, get a private chef, drivers, and shopping to maximize your stay

Outdoors & Adventure


Krause Springs

Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years.

Krause Springs has many natural sites to explore. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the manmade pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It’s a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available. Guests are also welcome to relax and to stroll through the Butterfly Gardens; take time to listen to the music of the wind chimes and the fountains during your visit!

404 Krause Springs Road

Spicewood, TX

830-693-4181


Pedernales State Park

Flowing over and around huge slabs of limestone, the Pedernales River can be turbulent. But most often it is tranquil, and a great place to relax and recharge. We are just 30 miles west of Austin. Come over for an afternoon swim or hike, or load up your gear for an overnight adventure. The river awaits!

2585 Park Road 6026

Johnson City, TX 78636

512-389-8900


Pace Bend Park

Lake recreation, cliff trails, camping, mountain biking & climbing, plus sports fields & courts.

2011 Pace Bend Rd N

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-1482


Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed to due massive erosion thousands of years ago. 

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.

Dripping Spgs, TX 78620

512-264-2740


Grelle Recreation Area

276-acre park is wrapped around an isolation cove on the south shore of Lake Travis. Seven miles of wooded trails ideal for horseback riding and hiking. Campsites are primitive with picnic tables and grills.

640 County Road 412

Spicewood, TX 78669-3314

512-473-3366


Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

Four minutes down the road from FSR, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area’s 9.8 -mile mountain bike trail is just one of its recreational opportunities. Riders of all experience levels can enjoy the trail. In the spring, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area in Spicewood is one of the premiere places to bask in the beauty of Texas bluebonnets. Kayak and Stand up Paddle board rentals available Thus-Sun.

2820 County Rd 414

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-473-3366


Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

CYPRESS VALLEY CANOPY TOUR includes 5 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, and a rappel and lasts from 90 minutes to 2 hours. The longest line is over 350 feet and most launch and land in platforms up to 40 feet high in the trees. 

1223 Paleface Ranch Rd S

Spicewood, TX 78669-1392

512-264-8880


Elephant Adventure

The Preserve Elephant Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime 1.5-hour interactive experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself with these amazing creatures as well as gain an understanding of the need for elephant conservation.

650 Double Horn Road

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

830-992-0373

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Food & Drinks


Opie’s Barbeque

BBQ meats & sides served with walk-up service for takeout or dining in a no-frills dining room.

9504 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669

830-693-8660



Apis Restaurant & Apiary

Specialty Craft Foods for unique dining experiences


23526 Hwy 71 West Bldg. B

Spicewood, TX 7866

512-436-8918


Pizzeria Sorellina

Wood-fired pizzas & housemade salumi

23526 Hwy 71 West Bldg. B

Spicewood, TX 7866

737-222-6061



La Cabana Grill

21103 Hwy 71 West

Spicewood, Texas

512-264-0916


Casa Nostra Pizzeria

21209 TX-71

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-387-7775


The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge

513 Sleat Drive,

Briarcliff, TX 78669

512-213-1313


Lee’s Almost by the Lakeside

Burgers, hot dogs & pizza are served in a funky saloon setting at this veteran American cafe.

801 Pace Bend Rd S,

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-2552


J-5 Steakhouse

A casual elegant family owned steakhouse.


21814 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-428-5727


Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse

Live country music acts, pub grub & a bar offered in a down-home joint with a deck & sunset views.

22308 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-0318


Angel’s Icehouse

Relaxed destination for burgers & brews with a pet- & kid-friendly garden & an outdoor stage.


21815 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-3777


Little Country Diner

22000 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-0318

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Adult Beverages


Spicewood Vineyards

11419 Burnet County Road 409

Spicewood, TX 78669

830-693-5328


Stonehouse Winery

Stonehouse Winery is located on Lake Travis surrounded by vineyards producing award-winning wines

24350 Haynie Flat Rd

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-3630


Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery

Whiskey, Vodka, Bourbon, Gin, and Rum all made and served in a wonderful hill country setting and often with live music, food trailers, and a number of outdoor games.


101 County Road 409

Spicewood, TX, 7866

512-970-3203



Front Yard Brewery

Front Yard is rooted in a shared appreciation for friends and family gathered together to enjoy good company and great craft beer.

4514 Bob Wire Rd,

Spicewood, TX 78669

(512) 614-4380

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Markets and Services


Local Food Markets –

Farmer Dave’s – The’ve got homemade pies, treats, fresh organic produce, local grass fed beef, farm fresh eggs along with salsas, local honey, handmade and homemade gifts, candles, oils, vinegars and so much more


2400 Fall Creek Rd,

Spicewood, TX 78669

713-725-7360 

Sunday Farmers Market –

Every Sunday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Local vendors bring produce, meat, vegetables, crafts and more together in the Apis parking lot.


23526 TX-71,

Spicewood, TX 78669



Private Chef and Catering

Private Chef & Catered Affairs

610 Nomad Dr,

Spicewood, TX 78669

817-726-7156


Private Drivers

Spicewood Express by Steve Bigler


512-203-7192


Ange Wagner

512-426-003


Shopping

Hillcountry Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd,

Bee Cave, TX 78738


The Shops at the Galleria

12918 Shops Pkwy,

Bee Cave, TX 78738