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The History Of Hippie Hollow Park In 1 Minute

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Updated: 30 June 2016
Have you ever been to a clothing-optional beach? If you live in Texas and have been wanting to go to one, you’re closer to checking that off your bucket list than you might think. Located on the shore of Lake Travis in Austin is Hippie Hollow Park, a clothing-optional park nestled in the natural beauty of Texas’ Hill Country. For some reason, it makes sense for this city to have a nudist-friendly area. Keep Austin weird, right?

For years, Hippie Hollow Park has been used for nude swimming. During the 1960s, the area became more popular, and after Woodstock, the nickname ‘Hippie Hollow’ was born. While there were complaints about skinny dipping in the 1970s, the sheriff of Travis County at the time decided there were far worse offenses to worry about. As long as no other laws were being broken, skinny-dipping activities were generally ignored. Now, skinny dipping at Hippie Hollow is the norm. To this day, the 109 acres of land continues to be a clothing-optional park. Whether you want to sunbathe or take a dip in the lake, Hippie Hollow encourages all attendees to take their tops (or bottoms) off.

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While public drinking is not permitted, you can drink alcohol beverages as long as it’s in a koozie. Glass bottles are not permitted. However, don’t drink too much. Intoxicated persons will be removed immediately.

Hours:
Hippie Hollow is available every day for day use only. Overnight camping is prohibited.

Admission:
$15 per vehicle
Pedestrian/Bicyclist: $8