Jacob’s Well Natural Area
JACOB'S WELL SWIM SEASON IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, but our reservation system is open for our 2017 Summer season. No fee required to enter the natural area or view the spring. Fee and reservation are required for swimming access. Please call for more information or if you need to cancel your reservation.
October - April is our aquatic and riparian restoration period. By prohibiting swimming we are helping to restore degraded and damaged ecosystems and habitats. Thank you for helping us keep Jacob’s Well clean and ecologically healthy by respecting the natural area at this time.
Main entrance located at 1699 Mount Sharp Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676. (map link)
Parks information line: 512-214-4593
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-6:00pm
Our 2017 Swim Season is approaching fast - Reserve Now: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-214-4593 for additional information.
Jacob’s Well Natural Area Rules
- Swim, jump, or climb at your own risk – no lifeguard on duty
- No diving from rocks
- No SCUBA diving
- No camping
- No bicycles, ATV’s, or other motorized vehicles on grounds
- No fires, fireworks, or smoking
- No pets or other domesticated animals
- No firearms, archery equipment, hunting, or fishing
- No glass containers
- No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
- Disorderly conduct and excessive noise prohibited
- 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.