Jacob’s Well Natural Area

--RESERVATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO SWIM. We are limiting capacity to 300 swimmers per day, only 60 people per two hour period.  Please reserve as far in advance as possible because we are sometimes booked up a week in advance, especially for weekends. Swimming season ends Labor Day, September 5th, and we will start up our new swim season Memorial Day weekend 2017.--

Main entrance located at 1699 Mount Sharp Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676. (map link)
Parks information line: 512-214-4593

Summer Hours of Operation: 10:00am-8:00pm

Our 2016 Swim Season kicked off Memorial Day weekend - please reserve online at https://jwna.checkfront.com/reserve

We will be open for swimming until Labor Day. There is no fee for parking or to enter the natural area. A fee is only required to purchase a wristband if interested in swimming in the artesian spring. We accept credit/debit cards only, no cash or check.
Average water temperature during the Summer months is a cool 68 degrees.

 

Please email parks@co.hays.tx.us or call 512-214-4593 for additional information.
 

Jacob’s Well Natural Area Rules

  1. Swim, jump, or climb at your own risk – no lifeguard on duty
  2. No diving from rocks
  3. No SCUBA diving
  4. No camping
  5. No bicycles, ATV’s, or other motorized vehicles on grounds
  6. No fires, fireworks, or smoking
  7. No pets or other domesticated animals
  8. No firearms, archery equipment, hunting, or fishing
  9. No glass containers
  10. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
  11. Disorderly conduct and excessive noise prohibited
  12. Destruction or removal of vegetation and other resources including animals or fossils, is prohibited

Failure to abide by these rules will result in immediate removal from Jacob’s Well Natural Area. There will be no refunds to visitors who are asked to leave by Hays County staff. Hays County is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property.

Jacob’s Well Natural Area Fee Schedule

Just north of the Village of Wimberley is the Jacob’s Well Natural Area. The water flowing from Jacob’s Well, which is actually an artesian spring, is pushed forth naturally from the Trinity Aquifer roughly 140 feet below the surface. With layered limestone cliffs on one side, a vibrantly vegetated bank on the other and a lively riparian area alongside the creek, the gem of the Texas Hill Country has a way of enchanting visitors of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob’s Well is a feature of the karst landscape of Central Texas and the headwaters of Cypress Creek. The extensive caving systems that are common in this region are the result of slightly acidic rainfall interacting with and eroding the limestone over millennia. The limestone caves and passage segments combine to form one of the longest underwater cave systems in Texas.