Wimberley's Blue Hole Regional Park

A Central Texas Treasure

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.

In 2005

   the City of Wimberley embarked on a mission to save the Blue Hole from the threat of residential development. After an unprecedented fundraising effort, the land was purchased by the City for use as a community park.

The City has developed the newly acquired 126-acre park for the enjoyment of residents, visitors, and future generations. It includes much needed recreational facilities for our growing community.

The park includes approximately 4.0 miles of trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, playscape, basketball court, sand volleyball court, amphitheater, and the Blue Hole Swimming Area. The entire park is open to visitors within the regular operating hours, however swimming is only allowed during the designated swimming season.

The park balances the needs of the community while preserving and restoring the historic Blue Hole and surrounding ecosystems. The City hired Design Workshop to design the park that was originally envisioned in a master plan led by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 2006. Click here to view the Master Plan.

For more information about the development of Blue Hole Regional Park, visit http://www.wimberleybluehole.com

Blue Hole Regional Park

The swimming season

   runs from Memorial Day, May 27 through Labor Day, September 2 (OPEN DAILY) highlighted in Blue on adjacent calendars. Due to the high demand everyone is highly encouraged to make a reservation, excluding Pass Holders. The reservation service is currently active, click here to book early and secure your swimming dates.

Season Pass, Friends of Blue Hole Pass, or Library Pass holders have additional access the Blue Hole Swimming area.

  • Dates in May and September highlighted in Red on adjacent calendars.
    The Swim Area will re-open to Pass Holders and Wimberley residents (78676 zip code) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (from Memorial Day through Labor Day) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Admission for Wimberley residents will be $2 daily. Cash is accepted during Wimberley Nights.

Additional swimming information is available here, click now.

Blue Hole Regional Park

Blue Hole Nature Camp 2019

Registration will begin February 1st and end promptly one week before the start of each camp. Space is limited. Blue Hole Nature Camps run Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Children ages 6 - 12 may apply.
  • March 11-15 Spring Break Camp (NEW)
  • June 6-7 Mini Camp Session 1 (NEW)
  • June 10-14 Outdoor Adventure
  • June 17-21 Wild for Wildlife
  • June 24-28 Happy Campers
  • July 8-12 Planet Protectors
  • July 15 -19 Birds, Bats, and Bees
  • July 22-26 Aquatic Adventures
  • July 29-30 Mini Camp Session 2 (NEW)

  • Blue Hole Events and Camps - 2019

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