Location: The Mill Dam near the Faust St. Bridge in New Braunfels, Texas.
This dam was built in 1921 to divert the Guadalupe River to the hydro-generator house (opposite side) and provide power to the New Braunfels Textile Mill when it was first built.
Read more about the history here at the Sophienburg Museum Blog.
It now provides a small beach area on the west side of the river just right under the Faust St Bridge (which is one of the best kept secrets in New Braunfels). It’s a nice quiet place to hang out, fish and have a few cool beers.
During high water flows this dam can be a very dangerous spot for anyone not used to the currents caused by even the smallest waterfalls. Despite it’s beauty it has a pretty bad history of taking the lives of tubers and swimmers.
Believe it or not I took this with my Galaxy S5. Most smartphone cameras take great pics outside where you have plenty of light.