Spicewood, Texas is just a little bit west of Lakeway, down Highway 71 West. It was established in the late 19th century. In fact the post office opened in 1899. In the 1970′s the population was only about 100, in 2000 it had grown to 2000, and today in 2011 it has more than doubled. It has four privately-owned airstrips, many natural spring-fed creeks and towering cypress trees that provide not only shade, but provide the support for the great sport of ziplining. This is definitely something everyone should experience.
If you want a weekend get-a-way that feels like you’re hundreds of miles away, go no further than Spicewood, Texas. There are many bed and breakfast inns, wineries, antique shopping, boating, fishing, hiking, fun restaurants and local eateries. Don’t forget the hiking trails and all the spring-fed creeks that are absolutely a must-see. The most famous of these creeks is Krause Springs, a camping and swimming site with a total of 32 springs to enjoy. Keep in mind that Spicewood is on Lake Travis so if its water sports you want, look no further. Spicewood has it all.
Spicewood has so much to offer and it is so close to Austin that most people forget about it. When you have a free weekend, come on up and explore. You won’t be disappointed.