Get Wet in Wimberley – Top Swimming Holes in Wimberley

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Looking for Swimming Holes in Wimberley?  Here’s Your Summer Swim Guide!  Jump In!

There are plenty of things to do in Wimberley, but with so many swimming holes in Wimberley, you can bet, jumping in is always at the top of the list of things to do in the summer!

With two of the most popular swimming holes in Texas – Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well, plus the Blanco River and Cypress Creek, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy a hot sunny day in the cool clear waters of Wimberley!

But since Wimberley doesn’t have many public access points to get in, it is sometimes hard for new visitors to figure out the best spots to enjoy a hot summer day in the water.

Here’s a list of a few spots where locals and visitors go to access the river and creek with a short list of a few accommodations with river access as well, plus a list of the hot spots nearby as well.

Jacob’s Well
open Memorial Day through Labor Day
10am – 8pm

Listed in the Top 5 Things to Do in Wimberley – Jump off a Cliff at Jacob’s Well

Located at the headwaters of Cypress Creek, is beloved by locals and visitors alike both for the icy cold waters, the bubbling spring (from 140 ft below ground) the beautiful limestone cliffs and the stories of death and danger from 50 years of cave diving.

Jacob’s Well is the most famous swimming hole in Wimberley and is listed as one of America’s most beautiful swimming holes by buzzfeed, but also has a famous and dangerous history for cave divers – before you go, be sure and read this article about the underground caves at Jacob’s Well to increase the fear factor. (no worries though, without gear it is impossible to enter these caves!)

Hours for swimming – Memorial Day through Labor Day 10am-8pm. It is best to reserve your swim time in advance. When I checked it was easy to get a reservation on any day this summer except Saturdays.

Visiting Wimberley outside of summer?  You can still hike the Jacob’s Well Nature Preserve, visit the cliffs and the well and take some gorgeous photos.

Adults over 12 – $9
Children 5-11, seniors over 60 and Hays County Residents – $5
Children under 5 are free.

swimming holes in Texas - Jacob's Well in Wimberley

Blue Hole
open Memorial Day through Labor Day
10am – 6pm

A trip to Wimberley isn’t complete without a jump into Blue Hole!

The cold, deep, spring waters of Cypress Creek combined with the tall old cypress trees and rope swings make this one of the most popular swimming holes in Texas (recently listed by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the best swimming holes in Texas).

The park opens at 10am and closes at 6pm every day during the summer. Blue Hole is a small area and admittance is limited, so once the park reaches capacity each day, they close it for a couple of hours then re-open.

Come early and during the week if possible, bring tubes, noodles and a picnic lunch! (no pets allowed)

$9 for adults over 13,
$5 for children 4-13, Seniors over 60 and Military Members or Veterans.
Children under 4 are free.

Blue Hole Regional Park

Blue Hole is one of our favorite places!  Read more!

The Lodge at Cypress Falls – Stay & Play on Cypress Creek

For families looking for an inexpensive family vacation to Wimberley, The Lodge at Cypress Creek is perfect!  Besides being creekside for swimming, kayaking, canoeing or fishing, they also have a great pool and tennis courts.

Take a walk and climb up the popular Mt. Baldy for one of the most spectacular views in Wimberley.  A public golf course is within a mile away, and a restaurant will be opening on the property in early June.

Comfy beds, continental breaksfast in the lobby and conveniently located – The Lodge at Cypress Falls is one of the original Wimberley resorts.

Call for details or booking – 512-722-3131

Things to do in Wimberley - Jump in Cypress Creek

Swimming, tubing and kayaking allowed for guests and non- guests.
The daily rate for non guests – $6

Blanco State Park

Located only 30 miles from Wimberley, Blanco State Park is a great spot for swimming, tubing, fishing and kayaking on the beautiful Blanco River.  Day use sites are available on both sides of the river for only $4 per person.  

This is one of my favorite spots to access the Blanco.  The water is deeper and wider here and is perfect for floating or kayaking.  The park store rents tubes, kayaks and canoes, but if you have your own I would take them since the park store closes at 4pm.  

They also stock the park with Trout in the winter months – so the fishing is awesome then too!  Plan a trip to Wimberley and enjoy a full day of fishing and kayaking next winter.

7-A Ranch Resort on the River

7-A Ranch Resort is another of the original vacation spots in Wimberley with cabin rentals right on the Blanco River!  This is one of the best spots to spend a vacation in Wimberley, but you will have to book your stay pretty far in advance.  They do have some availability left for summer 2016 though so be sure and check them out. 

 If you aren’t able to spend your vacation there at the resort, they also allow a limited number of folks to access the river through their property.  $10 per person.  Park and pay behind the resort at the Arcade.

Rent a Vacation Home on the River – Lonesome Dove River Retreat

This beautiful vacation home sits directly across from the Blanco River with private river access.  This is the perfect place to plan a week long family vacation.  Within walking distance to restaurants and shopping.  Bring plenty of beach towels for river sitting!  The house sleeps 16 comfortably and another cabin next door sleeps an additional 4.  Perfect for the entire family or a group of friends! With plenty of things to do in Wimberley, spending a week at a vacation home gives you a chance to experience more of them.

Additional swimming holes in the area:

One of the best things about WImberley is that we are centrally located to lots of other spots for Hill Country Fun.  If you are here for an extended stay, be sure and check out these spots for family fun!

  1. The San Marcos River for tubing, swimming and kayaking – very family friendly, less than 25 minutes away.
  2. Potter’s Creek Park on Canyon Lake – less than 25 minutes away.
  3. Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs – 45 minutes away
  4. Barton Springs Pool in Austin – spring fed swimming pool – 40 minutes away
  5. Canyon Lake Marina – rent boats – 35 minutes away
  6. Schlitterbahn – America’s Favorite Waterpark – 40 minutes away
  7. Tubing or Kayaking at the Guadalupe River – 30 minutes away
  8. Tubing the Comal River in New Braunfels – 40 minutes away
  9. Landa Park Spring Fed Pool – Downtown New Braunfels – 40 minutes away

Hills of Texas Lodging

For more vacation homes on the Blanco River or Cypress Creek give the folks at Hills of Texas Lodging a call – they will help you find the perfect spot! Be sure and tell them you heard about them from Tour Wimberley Texas!

7-A Ranch

Cabin rentals on the Blanco River, or day guest passes to the Blanco River

Blue Hole

Blue Hole Regional Park  open 10am – 6pm for swimming during the summer

Hiking, biking, playground and more

The Lodge at Cypress Falls

Lodge, Wedding Venue and Cypress Creek Access  call to book inquire 512-722-3131

Jacob's Well

Open 10-6pm for swimming during the summer.  Online swimming reservations.

Blanco State Park

Blanco State Park, only 26 miles west of Wimberley.

About The Author

Jodi Bourne

Sixteen years ago I drove south from my home in East Texas to find Wimberley - one of the most beautiful towns in Texas. And in those 16 years my kids, husband and I have made a point to experience most of what Wimberley and Central Texas has to offer. Nothing makes me happier than being asked why they should visit the area, where they should stay and what they should do while they are here. Now, I want to share Wimberley with the world - the thriving shops and restaurants; the renowned art and theater; the beauty of our hills, river, creeks and wildlife; and the small town fun that those of us in Wimberley get to experience daily. I hope you will let me be your tour guide.

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