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Everything you need to know about swimming at the Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas

Updated: Feb 28

Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas
Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas courtesy of Blue Hole Regional Park

Nestled within the picturesque Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley, Texas, the Blue Hole, with its crystal-clear water, is one of the best swimming holes in Texas. The Blue Hole Regional Park covers an area of 126 acres of natural forests and grass fields. The park offers plenty of space for running, biking, walking, picnics, and more, making it an ideal space to discover nature during all seasons. 

Below, we summarized everything you need to know about swimming at the Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas

Location and Hours: Blue Hole is located in Wimberley, Texas, about a 45-minute drive from Austin. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. The park is open to the public free of charge, though the swimming hole does require reservations and a fee. Swimming reservations are for half-day passes in time slots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Address: 333 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA

Reservations: Swimming in the Blue Hole requires a reservation in advance via the Wimberley Parks and Recreation website. Fees range from $6 to $12. No reservation or ticket is necessary for children under three years old. 

The remainder of the park, including the hiking trails, playground, picnic areas, and sports fields, are free and open to the public and do not require reservations. 

Swim season is May 1st through Labor Day and weekends in September.

Water Temperature: As the name implies, the Blue Hole features beautiful, clear blue water. This spring-fed swimming hole stays at a perfect 75 degrees all year round, with giant Cypress trees providing ample shade. 

Parking and Amenities: Ample parking is available adjacent to the park. After checking in at the park office, you will receive a wristband for each swimmer. Restrooms are available to change, and a large grassy area to relax on the river bank and enjoy a picnic.

Kid-Friendly: This is a great swimming destination for families with children. The short walk from the parking lot to the swimming hole is stroller and wagon-friendly on a paved path. The swimming area has a shallow end, making it easy to get in and out of the swimming area. In the deeper areas, there are multiple docks and ladders. The highlight is undoubtedly the old-fashioned rope swing that will delight young and old. For kids, it is worth mentioning that there is a playscape and a soccer field.

Pro Tip: Bring blankets, towels, or chairs to set up on the grassy lawn. A shade cover is recommended in Summer. Bring a cooler and enjoy a picnic in the park. Floats are allowed. We also recommend the use of Water shoes. 

Prohibited Behaviors:

  • Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages.

  • Dogs are not allowed at the swimming hole but are permitted on the adjacent walking paths.

  • Smoking in the park or parking lot.

  • Use of foul language and lewd behavior.

  • Use of drugs and/or weapons.

  • Disorderly conduct.

  • Fishing.

  • Soliciting.

  • Use of drones or other flying devices.

  • Use of fires, stoves, or cooking of any kind except in designated grill locations.

  • No garbage or other solid waste may be dumped or littered in the park.

  • Garbage associated with park use must be deposited in the containers provided.

Where to stay:

The Lazy Lavender Tree House in Wimberley Texas
The Lazy Lavender Tree House. One of five unique Vacation Rentals.

Choosing to stay at The Lazy Lavender Vacation Rentals during your visit to the Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas, is a decision that ensures a delightful and well-rounded experience. The Lazy Lavender is conveniently located, providing easy access to Blue Hole Regional Park. This proximity maximizes your time at the popular swimming spot, creating a seamless and stress-free experience.

Here are several compelling reasons to make The Lazy Lavender your home base:

  1. Comfort and Charm: The vacation rentals at The Lazy Lavender offer a unique blend of comfort and charm. After a day of outdoor adventures at Blue Hole, return to cozy accommodations designed to enhance relaxation and create a home-away-from-home atmosphere.

  2. Diverse Vacation Homes: The Lazy Lavender boasts five unique vacation homes, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your preferences and group size. Whether you prefer a more intimate setting or a spacious retreat, there's a vacation home tailored to your needs.

  3. Tranquil Setting: Nestled in a tranquil setting, The Lazy Lavender provides a peaceful retreat after a day of outdoor activities. Enjoy the serene ambiance and unwind in the midst of Wimberley's natural beauty.

  4. Personalized Experience: The personalized touch at The Lazy Lavender ensures a memorable stay. From unique decor in each vacation home to attentive service, you can expect a tailored experience that adds to the overall enjoyment of your visit.

  5. Local Insights: The friendly staff at The Lazy Lavender is often well-versed in local attractions and can provide valuable insights into making the most of your visit to Blue Hole and other nearby destinations. Their recommendations can enhance your overall experience in Wimberley.

  6. Convenience and Amenities: The vacation homes at The Lazy Lavender come equipped with amenities to make your stay comfortable, including fully-equipped kitchens, cozy living spaces, and outdoor areas. These conveniences add to the overall convenience of your trip.

  7. Flexible Accommodations: Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a trip with friends, The Lazy Lavender offers flexible accommodations to cater to various travel preferences. This flexibility ensures that your stay aligns with your specific needs.

Choosing The Lazy Lavender Vacation Rentals provides not only a comfortable and convenient base for your visit to Blue Hole but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the charm and hospitality of Wimberley.

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