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Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks

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Have not seen anything like this before. The well itself is clearly defined. We went on off... read more

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laredo11
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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I have never seen anything like this before. We visited during the off season so the park area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sanantexas
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Spring Branch, Texas
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Swimming at Jacob's Well Natural Area is allowed from May 1st - September 30th BY RESERVATION ONLY. Swimming is NOT allowed from October 1st - April 30th. We do not have a wait list for swimming and cannot accept walk-ups. Reservations for the...more
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1699 Mount Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
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Reviewed yesterday

Have not seen anything like this before. The well itself is clearly defined. We went on off season, would of liked to swim here! Nice walking trails too!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank laredo11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Glad we stopped, hiked and took pictures. Crazy that experienced SCUBA divers can dive this. The cave system recorded to nearly 140 feet deep at its lowest point and almost a mile in length!. Swimming is permitted, but not until May 1 and it is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 855mimic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen anything like this before. We visited during the off season so the park area wasn't very crowded and the area wasn't yet open for swimming. It is a short hike up to the "well" itself but totally worth seeing. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Sanantexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor area with history and cultural significance. Jacob's Well is fed by a spring and flows into a creek. The actual well is over 140 feet deep and is connected to underground caverns.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You just have to take a swim in the well.It was cold at first but you warm up very soon afterwards.We did a good bit of hiking and everything was so beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Will P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during closed season which means no swimming, but it was still a pretty hike to Jacob's Well. The area is kept clean and is absolutely beautiful. Lots of great picture taking opportunities. Not a whole lot to do except admire nature, but on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

We went during off season, so I can not comment on the swimming, but wow, I can see how it would be such a unique experience. It’s so neat just exploring the trails and viewing the opening of the underwater cave system. The kids enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shannon E
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Great walks all around and several route options. The interpretive centre is still under construction but the park is all about the well. Make sure you have sturdy shoes to access the well area. My grandkids loved the labrynth.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank UNool
Reviewed February 12, 2019

It was a great day trip to. Beautiful walk to Jacob's Well. A great friend activity and/or family. The Well is very chilly so just jump in its better to get it over with ! Its a lot of fun !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sososofie
Brooke L, Manager at Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

A friendly reminder to all park visitors that swimming is currently prohibited at Jacob's Well Natural Area until May 1st.

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by here and liked it. We went in January and had the place to ourselves. I’m sure it gets crowded in the summer, the sign says you have to have an appointment to swim. The well is about a 5-10 minute easy walk. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Trail757406
January 26, 2019|
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Response from Brooke L | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, there is no charge to park or enter Jacob's Well Natural Area. We do charge for swimming, which is allowed from May-September. However, you are more than welcome to visit anytime to hike or view the Well... More
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Shannon E
January 12, 2019|
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Response from Brooke L | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your interest in visiting Jacob's Well Natural Area! No fees or reservations are required to enter the park to hike or view the well. Please be sure to check our website/facebook page to view upcoming... More
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Sue L
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Brooke L | Property representative |
Yes, in addition to the portable toilets in our main parking lot there are bathroom facilities located at our Nature Center which you can use to change as well.
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