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Blue Hole Swim Reservations Open March 1st!

a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the forestSince the 1920s Blue Hole has been a popular swimming destination. In just a few summer months each year over 60,000 people visit the swimming area alone. People of all ages and walks of life enjoy swimming in the cool clear waters under the towering cypress trees. Swinging from the rope swings and splashing into the bright blue water is a memory bound to bring joy to all. Relaxing on the soft grass and listening to distant laughter and wind through the nearby forest is sure to bring peace. The Blue Hole swimming area is a must-visit destination if you want to create endearing memories of the beautiful hill country!

The threat of high bacteria levels, other pollutants, and poor visibility conditions are unsafe for swimming. These threats are beyond our control and individuals making a reservation understand that the swimming area may be closed if these threats are present. We will monitor those conditions daily and update information on our website and social media pages.

Reservations are required for the swim area only. All other recreational areas including our hiking trails, playground, and picnic areas are free, open to the public, and do not require reservations. If you have a season pass, you do not need to make another reservation for a day pass.


  • Reservations for day passes open March 1st!
  • Swim Season
    • Everyday May 1st through September 4th 
    • Weekends in September
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Day Pass Time Slots
    • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the swimming area is closed, expect for season pass holders.
    • If you would like to stay all day with a day pass, you must reserve both time slots.
    • A season pass allows access to the swim area during the entirety of the swim open hours.


60 and up $6 $6 $6
13 to 59 $12 $6 $6
4 to 12 $6 $6 $6
3 and under No reservation needed – free


60 and up $60 $60 $60
13 to 59 $110 $110 $60
4 to 12 $60 $60 $60
3 and under No reservation needed – free



  • Wimberley Nights Program
    • $2 per person. Under 3 years old free.
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • May 1st through September 4th
    • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • No reservation required – must show an ID or a piece of mail with a 78676 zip code for admission.
  • Up to 10 guests per resident can receive admission for $2 each. These guests do not need to be Wimberley Residents, but do need to be accompanied by a Wimberley Resident.
  • Wimberley Residents that have a season pass can also get admission for no charge during Wimberley Nights.
  • First come, first serve. Blue Hole is a card-only facility.


The swimming area is an ecologically sensitive area. Please keep the following rules in mind before making a reservation.

  • Pets (of any nature) are not allowed in the swim lawn area. They are allowed in all other areas of the park.
  • Tree jumping/climbing will not be tolerated. Passes will be revoked for this infraction.
  • Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the swim area.
  • No glass containers or alcohol.
  • No BBQ grills.
  • No smoking or vaping.
  • No fishing.
  • No kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, or extra-large inflatables.
  • Swim at your own risk.

Ice chests with picnic lunches, camp chairs, 12 by 12 feet or smaller pop-up shade tents, floats, and inner tubes are permitted in Blue Hole.


Day passes only:

  • Reservations can only be canceled, not modified to a different date or time.
  • Day pass reservations can be canceled for a 75% refund up to a week before the date and time of the reservation.
  • Reservations cannot be canceled less than a week before the date and time that the reservation is scheduled.
  • No refunds will be given for reservations canceled less than a week before the date and time to booking is scheduled.


  • Blue Hole does not close for rain.
  • If lightning comes within a 10-mile radius, the swimming area will be evacuated and closed for 30 minutes.
    • If the swimming area is closed for 2 hours or more during your reservation, day pass holders will receive a full refund.
  • Please be advised the entire park, including the swim area, is subject to closure during severe weather and for special events approved in advance by the City of Wimberley.
  • Jacob’s Well is the primary spring source of water into Cypress Creek. However, Cypress Creek has many seeps and springs in the creek bed. Because of this, the Blue Hole swimming area may remain open even if Jacob’s Well is closed.
  • Swimming access at Blue Hole is contingent on precipitation and groundwater flow. If bacteria and/or visibility conditions become unsafe, swimming will be suspended.
  • We will monitor those conditions daily and update information on our website and social media pages.
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