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Where is Spring Lake?

Spring Lake is an artificial lake, located near the headwaters of the San Marcos River in Hays County, Texas (Map 1). The lake is the site of the San Marcos Springs, a large artesian outflow of around 200 springs that emanate from the Edwards Aquifer along the Balcones Escarpment (Map 2).

location of spring lake in hays county, texas

Map 1

Location of Spring Lake within Hays County, Texas

location of spring lake compared to other sites along balcones escarpment

Map 2

The Spring Lake site in relation to other multicomponent sites along the Balcones Escarpment

physiographic map with regions and spring lake location

Map 3

Physiographic Map of Texas with San Marcos Location