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.


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

http://krausesprings.net/about-us/

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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

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls


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

https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/find-a-park/pace-bend


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

https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/find-a-park/hamilton-pool 


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

https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/grelle.aspx


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

https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/default.aspx


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

http://www.cypressvalleycanopytours.com/canopy-adventures/

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Wineries

Spicewood Vineyards

11419 Burnet County Road 409

Spicewood, TX 78669

830-693-5328

https://spicewoodvineyards.com/

Stonehouse Winery

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

24350 Haynie Flat Rd

Spicewood, TX 78669-1423

512-264-3630

http://stonehousevineyard.com/

El Gaucho Winery

El Gaucho Winery serves fine wines from Argentina in the Texas Hill Country

21301 Kathy Ln

Spicewood, TX 78669-6517

512-382-0620

http://elgauchowinery.com/

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Other Local Flare

Restaurants

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

www.opiesbarbeque.com

Apis Restaurant & Apiary

Wood-fired pizzas & housemadesalumi

23526 Hwy 71 West Bldg. B

512-436-8918

www.apisrestaurant.com

Pizzeria Sorellina

Wood-fired pizzas & housemadesalumi

23526 Hwy 71 West Bldg. B

737-222-6061

www.pizzeriasorellina.com

La Cabana Grill

21103 Hwy 71 West

Spicewood, Texas

512-264-0916

http://www.lacabanagrillspicewood.com/

Casa Nostra Pizzeria

21209 TX-71

Spicewood, TX 78669

512-387-7775

https://www.pizzeriacasanostra.com/

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge

513 Sleat Drive, Briarcliff, TX 78669

512-213-1313

https://thelighthouseonthelake.com/

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

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

www.poodies.net

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

www.angelsicehouse.com

It’s All Good Barbecue

Homestyle joint serving traditional Texas-style barbecue such as brisket & ribs with classic sides. 

22112 TX-71, Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-1744

www.itsallgoodbbq.com

Little Country Diner

22000 TX-71, Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-0318

Tomato Happy Hour Market & Gardens

Kathleen Henderson

2400 Fall Creek Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669

830-265-0756

www.tomatohappyhour.com

Jill’s Bistro – Private Chef & Catered Affairs

610 Nomad Dr, Spicewood, TX 78669

817-726-7156

www.jillsbistro.com

Local Drivers:

Spicewood Express

Steve Bigler

512-203-7192

www.spicewoodexpress.com

Ange Wagner

512-426-0034

Shopping:

Less than 20 miles away.

Hillcountry Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

The Shops at the Galleria

12918 Shops Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Movie Theaters

Cinemark Theater

Stadium style seating with seats that recline.