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The Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas: A Central Texas Treasure
A naturally beautiful area worth preserving.
Blue Hole is one of the best loved natural swimming holes in Texas. Located in Wimberley, it is surrounded by 126 acres of natural forests and native grass fields that have so far escaped the developers' touch. Now, thanks to many dedicated volunteers, and with good stewardship, chances are good that the natural beauty of the Blue Hole will be preserved for many years to come.

A unique spot almost hidden in the center of Wimberley, the Blue Hole is lined by old growth cypress trees that have survived floods, milling, and settlers' needs for building materials. The Blue Hole property possesses what is now becoming a much more rare ecosystem and supports many species of birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, and mammals. Native grasses, wildflowers and groves of varieties of central Texas trees and shrubs are decoratively combined with rocky outcrops, creating a scenic and special environment.

The Blue Hole property was owned by the John R. Dobie family from 1897. In the 1920s, it became a popular spot for swimmers and picnickers when the Dobie family opened the Blue Hole to the public. Blue Hole was sold to a private Austin partnership group who allowed limited swimming and camping access to the property.

Since Blue Hole is so centrally located, offers so many unique features, and is so closely tied to Wimberley's history, the Village of Wimberley municipal government entered into an option agreement in 2003 to acquire the 126 acre tract along Cypress Creek for public use and parkland. In May 2005 the Village completed the land acquisition portion of the Blue Hole project with grants and donations from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Hays County, the Lower Colorado River Authority, The Trust for Public Land, and numerous individuals.

Completion of a master plan for the restoration, development, and use of the property as a public park is now underway.

PUBLIC ACCESS INFORMATION FOR 2013

The Blue Hole park swimming area is open from May 4th through September 29th. 

Please note that dates of operation may vary depending on water quality conditions, inclement weather, and special events approved by the city.

Hours of operation are usually from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. On Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day, the hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The fee schedule is: children 4 to 12, $4; adults and children 13 and over, $8; adults 60 and over, $4.

Season passes are available for $30, for ages 4 to 12 and 60 and older. Season passes for ages 13 to 59 are $50.

Also available is a 10-admission, transferable punch pass. These passes may be used for up to 10 admissions by anyone in the appropriate age groups. The cost for the punch passes are $24 for ages 4 to 12 and 60 and older.  Ages 13 to 59 can get a punch pass for $56.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No lifeguard services are provided and swimmers are advised that swimming is at their own risk.  Dogs are not allowed.

Tree jumping and climbing in the Park are prohibited. Children under the age of 13 will not be allowed in the Park unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Blue Hole Regional Park is a no refund facility.

For additional information, contact the Village of Wimberley City Administrator at 512-847-0025.



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