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Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks, Wimberley

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  • It was an amazing site to see. It was free to walk around the park to look at the well. The clear water is unbelievable. At the end, we asked the park rangers about the site. They were knowledgeable a...  read more »
  • We enjoyed checking out Jacobs well but we couldn't stay long as our dogs were in kennel in back of our truck. We ended up parking under a large tree for shade and it was a cool day. 
  • This is a wonderful place to visit! Lots of trails for walking and the well is amazing! Swimming was not allow this time of year but we were happy to enjoy the beautiful views! 
  • You have to reserve a two hour time slot in advance. Make sure you put in the number of people in your party. If there isn't an option for that that means there's only one slot left for the day. Entrance is $9 per adult. They give you a colored wristband for your timeslot. When your timeslot is up, they ask you to get out of the water. Don't just jump in from the rocks. The best part was diving. It's gorgeous.
  • Must have reservations ahead of time!! Definitely worth a visit, but can be fully experienced in less than an hour. Wear some shoes for the 300 yard walk to the creek. Water is pretty chilly even on a warm day. No real changing facilities, just a Porta potty.
  • As a naturalist, Jacob's Well is a remarkable visit. Divers would prove to find a neat little challenges. Casual visitors should be advised of the limits to this park, and plan a back up. The staff there is minimal, though helpful. You'll find a cute little town that hosts it, though I recommend buying your day's essentials before taking off. There's not much else to the park outside of the well. Expect there to be a good deal of people and I recommend wearing proper water-footwear due to the algae build up on the ground. It's a neat experience if planned accordingly.
  • My family and I went a year ago and it was so beautiful. Definitely worth the trip simply for how lovely this spot is. Our timing was good too, because it was overrun by college kids on Spring Break for a while, but they took off in the evening so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. It's a little hike down a trail to the area but nothing too difficult. You haven't lived until you've jumped off the big rock ledge into the pool! Bring goggles and swim down the creek to see the little fish swimming underneath you in the crystal clear water. If you're feeling adventurous but not used to water pressure on your ears, don't try to swim down too far into the pool. It hurts your ears but you get slowly used to it the more you dive. There are plenty of spots to just sit and enjoy the view as well.
  • Amazing swimming hole. We loved it so much that we went back three times already. The water is extremely cold and crystal clear.
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