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One Post Ron,ar    Posted 06-26-2003 at 18:03:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is my one (1) singular not plural nor many post for the day. Have any of you folks been swimming at a place called Honey Island? I went there 35 years ago this July, wondered if it is still there.

Vic    Posted 06-26-2003 at 20:16:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read a few years back that it had closed. I have many fond memories of the place and wanted to take my childeren there. If I remember right it was closed due to the fact that they had a petting zoo on site and the run off had contamitated the water. I also remember them saying that it was going to be turned into a fish pond of some sort. I sure hope it was cleaned up and is in working order again cause it was a really great place to go. Had two pools a deep one and a shallow one both about 50 ft wide and 100 ft long with a consession stand that sold these 2 cent suckers that tasted so good with the artisan water.

This is it    Posted 06-26-2003 at 18:51:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Honey Island Swimming Pool

One sure thing about summer is SouthEast Texas, it's going to be HOT! Fortunately, the Brackin family has provided a solution for all of that heat since 1913: The Honey Island Swimming Pool! A natural Artesian well struck in 1912 when Hardin County local, Bud Brackin was drilling for oil, the water remains a constant 90 degrees all year round. It is pure Artestian water and doesn't even need disinfectants!
The first pool was built in 1913 and ranged in depth from 2 feet to 6 feet. The second, built in 1954, ranges from 4 feet to 10 feet in depth.
The grounds surrounding the pools are home to an RV Park, an animal park, picnic areas, gameroom, concession stand and locker room.

Honey Island Swimming Pool is open from the first Saturday in May through Labor Day, from 9:30 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. and is closed only on Mondays. The RV Park and Campgrounds are open all year. This is a true family recreation area and no alcoholic drinks are allowed anywhere at anytime

Clod    Posted 06-26-2003 at 19:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you saying it was not closed about three years ago? Because I didnt go look,Only was at my cousins who said that.Now I am confused on this.

Lenore    Posted 06-26-2003 at 18:09:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why just one post?
Most of us are not counting.

I have never been,
but almost everyone I know has.

Yes, it is still there and still popular.

You gonna take the family there when you come to Texas?

Clod    Posted 06-26-2003 at 18:22:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
RonAr..You can post all you can,,But you cant fill these boards.Notice it drops off the bottom?It is an endless pit that never fills up.Honey Island? Not long ago I was there several times.I have a cousin there who has lived there as a child.Owns land there still and a house.The swimming place is closed. I think some government regulation or beauricratic thing. Was a nice place to swim though.Like everything these days.You must spend $$$$$ at artificial events.

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