Hays County Parks & Recreation

Parks Info Line: 512-847-2140

Please Note: Jacob’s Well Natural Area will be closed to swimming beginning September 2, 2014 . Jacob’s Well will open to swimming again in Spring 2015. The hours for the Natural Area are 9am-6pm effective September 2, 2014.


Hays County owns and operates the Jacob’s Well Natural Area (map) north of Wimberley at 1699 Mt. Sharp Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676. and the Five Mile Dam Park Complex (map) on the Blanco River just north of San Marcos at 4440 S. Old Stagecoach Road, across the street from the Blanco Vista subdivision.

There is no charge for access to Hays County Parks. Jacob’s Well Natural Area is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year, seven days a week. Five Mile Dam Parks are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time (begins second Sunday in March) and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Standard Time (begins first Sunday in November).


The 2012 Parks, Open Spaces & Natural Areas Plan will guide our parks for years to come.

Brooke Leftwich, Natural Resources Manager
PO Box 1006, San Marcos, TX 78667-1006