Central Texas has lots of beautiful places to relax, but did you know you can get a taste of island life without hopping on an airplane? We have an island that you can reach by walking available to the public. You don't even need a boat to get there! Pack your picnic basket, put on your water shoes, and get ready to take some sweet pictures right here in Belton, Texas.

This Texas Lake was Featured on TikTok

Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Belton is a very popular fishing spot, but I had no idea it had an island. Stillhouse Park Beach has an access point with water shallow enough to wade through.

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TikTok user @mycurlyadventures shocked a lot of Central Texas residents with the video of the beach, along with its location and some tips on how to reach it. Many followers commented that they had no idea this place existed until now.


@mycurlyadventures A little bit of island life in Texas and you don’t even need a boat to reach this one #texas♬ original sound - dubu⁹ -

Parks in Central Texas

According to narcity.com, if you want additional views and some exercise, Dana Peak Park and Chalk Ridge Falls Park both have hiking trails that lead to the lake. Both parks are open year-round, and offer fantastic scenery.

If you're looking to spend some time by yourself, this is the perfect area to get away from it all and still be close to home. Who says you can't afford island life?

 

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Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

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