With pristine waters and limestone bluffs, Blue Hole Regional Park is a quintessential Texas Hill Country swimming hole. When Wimberley purchased the site and 126 acres surrounding it in 2005, the iconic spot had been nearly “loved to death.”
Informed by a stakeholder engagement process, Design Workshop developed a plan that protects the site’s ecologically sensitive areas while introducing 320,000 square feet of active recreation. Learn more!
1. Blue Hole Swimming Area
Located along Cypress Creek, this enchanting swimming area is a natural gem for the local community. Swimmers can enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters or lounge on the grassy banks. Those who are daring can try out the rope swings, which offer a thrilling way to plunge into the cool water of the Blue Hole.
Visitors can also explore the over 4.5 miles of trails that are available at the park. Each trail offers a unique view of the lush greenery and the beautiful hill country scenery.
Before you head to the Blue Hole, make sure you bring sunscreen, towels, and a picnic lunch. You’ll need to pay a small fee for entry, and an employee will give you a wristband that allows you in/out access to the pool.
2. Picnic Area
The picnic area at Blue Hole Regional Park offers a place to relax and enjoy the park with family and friends. It is an ideal spot to spend a leisurely afternoon in the Hill Country. With cypress trees swaying over a pristine swimming hole and trails winding through shady woods, the scenic 126-acre park showcases the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.
After cooling off in the cool pristine waters of the Blue Hole, spread out on the lawn and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Then head out to explore the three aquatic habitat types found in Cypress Creek: pools, riffles, and runs.
The pool at Blue Hole is a popular weekend escape for both locals and visitors to Wimberley. In order to ensure the preservation of this natural spring-fed pool, swims are only allowed by reservation. Explore more!
3. Sports Courts
The 126-acre park includes trails, picnic areas, community pavilions, a playground, basketball and sand volleyball courts, an amphitheater, and the Blue Hole swimming area. It is a popular destination during summer for those who want to cool off and enjoy the crystal-clear waters shaded by towering cypress trees.
Reservations are required for the swimming area and admittance is limited during summer. The rest of the park is free to visit, though.
Bring sunscreen, swim goggles, towels, and a packed lunch to make the most of your trip to this Hill Country gem. After swimming, explore the local boutiques and restaurants of Wimberley’s downtown or search for some of its 30 painted boot statues around town! It is easy to see why this is a top tourist destination in the region.
Whether it’s cooling off in the spring-fed Blue Hole or exploring the ecological riches of the forests and trails that surround it, this park is a treasure to be discovered. Look for scurrying deer and fox squirrels investigating picnicking spots, or watch the sky at dawn and dusk to spot raccoons hunting crawfish in the creek waters.
This 126-acre community park includes approximately 4.5 miles of hike and bike trails, picnic areas, a playscape, a community pavilion, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, an amphitheater, and, of course, the Blue Hole swimming area. This natural pool remains an ideal 68 degrees year-round, shaded by towering cypress trees and surrounded by manicured waterside lawns. Rope swings sway in the summer breeze.
Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and relax. Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Leave No Trace is a must, so pack out your trash and respect the wildlife that shares this park.
The Blue Hole Regional Park is a 126-acre designated recreation area for residents and visitors of Wimberley. It showcases the Texas Hill Country’s natural beauty with cypress trees swaying over Cypress Creek, trails weaving through shady woods, and plenty of space to enjoy outdoor activities.
A community effort saved the site from residential development. With an unprecedented fundraising effort, the City of Wimberley developed a beloved park that includes 4.5 miles of hike and bike trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, a playscape, a basketball court, sand volleyball courts, and an amphitheater—not to mention one of the most popular natural swimming holes in Central Texas!
Following a stakeholder engagement process and careful land analysis, Design Workshop’s park design balanced community needs with conservation goals. For example, impervious surfaces were limited to 7.8%, and native cover vegetation was re-established around the pristine Blue Hole pool. Up next is Wimberley Zipline Adventures.
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