SWIM TEXAS! Top spots to stop and cool off: Prairies & Lakes Region

July 5, 2013

 

Swim Texas! Top spots to stop and cool off.

Swim Texas! Top spots to stop and cool off.

 

There’s nothing better to quench that melty-hot summer riding feeling than jumping into the cool waters of a river, lake or spring, and in Texas we have so many options. Taking a dip is way better than standing outside an EZ Mart pouring a bottle of cold water over your head while comfortable car-encased onlookers gawk at this person taking an outdoor shower.

 


Prairies & Lakes Region

Here are some of the favorite swimming stops for riders in the Prairies & Lakes Region of Texas, according to our BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Awards.

 

Big Rocks Park, Glen Rose

Right outside of the motorcycle mecca of Glen Rose, Big Rocks Park is exactly as advertised, big boulders in the Paluxy River. Climb goat-like on the rocks or lurk among them in the water like a mock-pirahna waiting for your friends to swim by—it’s your day. A definite daytrip dipping highlight. Find it: On TX 144 just east of downtown Glen Rose.



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Lake Whitney State Park, Whitney

Lake swimming conveniently located near the DFW Metroplex but far enough away to be in a rural setting, Find it: IH 35 to the Hillsboro exit. In Hillsboro take TX 22 west to Whitney and follow the signs. Park is at the end of FM 1244.



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Possum Kingdom Lake, Caddo, Texas

Possum Kingdom Lake, Caddo, Texas

Possum Kingdom State Park, Caddo

Perennial North Texas favorite, and rightly so. Possum Kingdom Lake is set among the hills of the Rolling Plains near the famous FM 4 and TX 16. From US 180 in Caddo, take Park Road 33 north 17 miles.

 



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Events

FREE

ALR #208 Bike Nite

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

American Legion Riders Post #208 will be hosting Bike Nite at Conroy’s Irish Pub. Come out and enjoy the fun, live music, door prizes and raffles!
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FREE

2019 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

This year’s Texas Statewide Motorcycle Safety Forum will provide important information to riders, instructors, and traffic safety professionals who are interested in improving rider safety. The Forum is FREE to attend and lunch will be provided (does not include nightly stays at the Y.O. Ranch). Topics will include: Identification of the extent of the rider safety problem. Activities that TxDOT, DPS, NHTSA, FHWA, and AMA are doing to improve rider safety. Legislative activities in Texas….
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$20.00

Gurene Country Ride

February 23 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Gruene in the Texas Hill Country! Time to check out the beautiful wildflowers on this ride! Please come join ALR 208 for some Wind Therapy! Registration begins: 12:00 pm Kick Stands Up: 1:00pm Donation: $20 per Rider – Includes Poker Hand Passenger – FREE $10 per Passenger for Poker Hand * Minimum of 15 paid riders to hole Poker Ride Ends at Conroy’s Irish Pub, 9190 Fair Oaks Parkway, Boerne, TX 78015 Proceeds benefit…
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Free

2nd Annual Vintage Bike SMASH UP @ MotoLiberty – Dallas

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  It’s a meeting of the Classic Motorcycles and the Contemporary Customs when the North Texas Norton Owner’s Association and their collection of Vintage Bike mingle with the Cafe Customs of the Denton Moto Collective at MotoLiberty’s 2nd Annual Vintage Bike Smash Up. The theme is “Young meet the Old”. This eclectic assortment of motorcyclists and their machines is a once a year affair jointly hosted by the NTNOA and the Denton Moto Collective at Dallas’ top gear shop, Moto…
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$175

Eurosport Cycle’s Spring Track Day

March 11

Eurosport Cycle’s track day is designed for street riders. It will be held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, TX. You use your own street bike and street riding gear (protective jacket, pants, and gloves, full face helmet, boots over ankles). No leathers or special set up needed for your bike. It’s pretty laid back with small groups and plenty of one on one instruction. If you’ve ever thought of doing a track day this is…
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