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Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Address 
24814 Hamilton Pool Road
Round Mountain,TX,78663
United States
-98° -98' 29.274" N 30° 30' 10.266" W
Description:

Westcave Preserve is a natural treasure of the Texas Hill Country, possessing unique and majestic beauty and ecological diversity. Located adjacent to the Pedernales River in southwestern Travis County about 40 miles from downtown Austin, this 75-acre gem is managed by the non-profit Westcave Preserve Corporation and offers an array of natural science and interdisciplinary educational programs for children and adults from Austin and surrounding communities.

Two distinct ecosystems meet on the Preserve, forming a unique opportunity for students of nature and an unexpected experience for visitors exploring the Hill Country. The Preserve's grasslands are scattered with wildflower meadows, ash junipers, oaks and cactus bordering a sheltered limestone canyon punctuated with rare plants and cypress trees. The highlight of the site is its 40-foot waterfall backed by caves, tumbling over fern-covered travertine columns into an emerald pool.

Hours & Price:
Weekdays:
By Reservation only. Weekday tours for organized groups and school children are $4 per person. Teachers are admitted free for organized weekday tours.
Weekends: Public tours are offered at 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Guided Canyon Tours are $5 per adult, $2 per child under 12, or $15 per family. Free tour admission is offered to Westcave Preserve members.
Special notes: Entrance to the Environmental Center is free.
*Please no pets. Not even if left in vehicles.

Amenities: 
ADA Accessible
Equipment Rental
Picnic Tables
Restrooms
Trails- Hiking
Visitor/Nature Center
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Hiking/ walking
Picnicking
Wildlife Watching