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Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks

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Address: 1699 Mt. Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
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No fee to enter the natural area, but a reservation and fee are required to...

No fee to enter the natural area, but a reservation and fee are required to swim in the natural spring. Swim season is open May 1- October 1 each year. The natural area is open year-round for hiking and viewing the spring for no entry fee.

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Must see if you are in the Texas area ...

We visited Jacob's well on Monday April 17th. It is currently closed for swimming. The walk was a nice hike and the well is a must see. I can't imagine how fun it is during the... read more

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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Jacob's well on Monday April 17th. It is currently closed for swimming. The walk was a nice hike and the well is a must see. I can't imagine how fun it is during the summer months. I would recommend taking a afternoon to site see. Also - wear tennis shoes, not flip flops. The rocks can be slippery.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since swimming isn't allow yet there were very few people when I went. The area is nice. The well itself was pretty amazing. There was a Park Ranger on site making sure no one swam and he was willing and ready to answer any questions. Very informative.

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Akron, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place to stop on our way back to Fort Worth from San Antonio. Jacob's Well was recommended by a "top 10" list on Pintrest so we decided to find it. For the nature lover's, this place was a big hit. The scenery was nice and wild, the path was well marked but gave you lots... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although was a cooler spring day, and swimming is not allowed until May it was still a good visit, definitely worth seeing, himself Weber the "well" itself is very small and unless you know what you are looking for you might miss it. Looks different then all the photos that have used filters to enhance.

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Thank Keanka
Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way back to Houston we heard of a timeless, hidden gem called Jacob's Well. We entered it into the GPS and we couldn't have been more pleased with the beauty that surrounded these grounds. We were fortunate to come along in the mid morning while it was secluded and we had the area to ourselves. I was able... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spring flows from deep hole in creek bed. Small, steep canyon. Good hike to the well location. Attractive, but not nearly as nice as Blue Hole.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great walk for families. Starting in may you can go for a swim in the river. Look deep into the well and you can see crawfish and beautiful fish swimming around.

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Thank Rhorhotang
Wimberley, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a short hike to the headwaters of Cypress Creek that flows though downtown Wimberley. It is a natural, flowing artesian well and the crystal clear, cold water is a favorite swimming hole in summer. It is crowded in summer but that is not a problem at other times. The water comes from an underground aquifer. Rumor has it... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live nearby and a long time visitor but alas this gem has been commercialized to the point of being removed from local places to be... scheduled swim time? And ridiculously expensive! If there's concerns about too many folks enjoying the pool and water quality just make it a hike/ park environment and prohibit water enjoyment. As much as I've loved... More 

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

It's a cool spot to relax and pretty much watch people jump in to the well since it's very crowded. But it's a sight to see!

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