Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Main entrance located at 1699 Mount Sharp Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676. (map link)
Parks information line: 512-847-2140
Hours of Operation: Sunday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm DST and 10 am – 6 pm CS​T

It is the end of the summer season and we will not be requiring reservations again until Spring 2016. If you are wanting to swim when you visit Jacob's Well, you will pay the swimming fee at the gate. Our hours until November 1st are 10am-8pm. Daylight savings hours are 9am-6pm.

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

Hays County Jacob's Well Press Release


One of the most beautiful spots in Texas, Jacobs Well Natural Area offers free tours each Saturday morning at 10:30 led by local Master Naturalists. Sacred to the American Indian, essential to the early settlers, revered by divers,"The Well" enjoys a rich history. Dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes and learn about Cypress Creek,the Wimberley Valley, and the importance of this water source to us all. Park Rangers will direct you to the meeting spot at the Visitor Center.






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.