“Take a moment to enjoy nature”
In the heart of Central Texas, Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, camping, and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek, often being named one of Texas’ top ten swimming holes. Early records show John R. Dobie owned 500 acres along the crystal clear Cypress Creek, near the mill that gave the village its name. Local legend tells tales of pioneers, wagons, and land for 10 cents an acre! Thirty years ago, the Dobie estate conveyed what is now known as the Blue Hole property to an Austin partnership group. This private group continued to allow limited swimming in Cypress Creek and primitive camping, and built a small wastewater plant to service a nearby nursing home center. Plans were under way for residential development. Soon after the municipal government was formed in May 2000, the Village of Wimberley elected officials heard citizens’ needs for parkland with water access and for a wastewater treatment plant. Centrally located, this unique property offered these possibilities, as well as other public uses.
The Blue Hole Regional Park is yet one more great weekend escape spot in Wimberley, Texas and a lot more popular that Jacob's Well which is close to it.
If you are looking for cooling of a hot summer day in Texas, then definitely the Blue Hole Regional Park is a great choice for grown ups and kids. The entrance fee is reasonable ($9/adult and $5/child 5-12) and they give a wrist band to wear which will give you in/out access.
Just to let you know that the waters are FREEZING but at the same time very refreshing and crystal clear. The part of the park that is accessible for the public is not that large and you better be quite early, because after a certain capacity they don't let more people to get into. Therefore, the earlier the better. Please do wear water shoes, since they are many rocks under water that are a little bit slippery. Take your picnic basket with you and enjoy a great day with family and friends. I bet that your youngster will love the two swing ropes, like mine did!
The only negative thing is that some areas of the park are not easily accessible for the handicap people and pets are not allowed.
Overall, a great natural weekend spot for all ages, with loads of shade and crystal clear waters! Just loved it, i bet you will do the same
I would skip this and go to Jacob's Well if you have a time limit. Entry fee is a little steep for a swim. Looks like a lot of locals have passes and spend the day there. It is a fun stop with a rope swing and shallow and deep areas, but just not worth the cost if you ask me. Jacob's Well is free and much more fun.
Blue Hole was on the list of my daughter's and my road trip from Minnesota. After hitting a few other swimming holes in the area we found it beautiful but a little more commercialized that we were expecting. A great place to take kids for the day though.
There were people from states up North who came every year to camp. It is a wonderful place. If you look back at the bluff, maybe the Snake Tree is still there. It is really only two trees that wound over and around each other making their way to the top of the bluff. Picturesque, quietly comforting.
If you had been there to camp and/or swim in the late 50's through the 60's, you would have found a lot more. The price for entrance was very low and it was either individual or by the car load. I know, as this is where I grew up as a child. My daddy was Johnie Dobie. He and my step-mother Ann, owned, managed and maintained the campground. There were two rope swings with steel rings to swing on (Big Tree and Little Tree), a diving board, and close by, a rope went from side to side across the creek. No, there weren't any fancy do-dads. Just plain old camping and swimming. If your were brave enough to investigate, you could swim under the 'Big Tree' and come up inside the roots. The water was ice cold, about 64 degrees I believe, I can't really remember exactly. We did swim sometimes during the winter, as it was warmer in the water than on the bank. Although it seldom got much below freezing in central Texas. I truly miss being able to spend time there. It's too bad that only one of my grand kids has ever seen the place and he didn't even see it in it's glory days.
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Blue Hole Regional Park
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- Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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