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Jacob's Well Natural Area
1699 Mount Sharp Road
78676 Wimberley , TX
United States
30° 2' 20.0544" N, 98° 7' 35.958" W
Texas US
Jacob's Well Natural Area
1699 Mount Sharp Road
Wimberley, TX, 78676
United States
Hays County Parks Department
General Information

The Hays County Parks Department manages Winter's Mill hike & bike trail and Jacob's Well Natural Area in Wimberley as well as 5 Mile Dam Park in Kyle. 

Jacob's Well Natural Area -

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-6:00pm

Jacob's Well Natural Area is NOT allowing swimming at this time. We are currently in an annual period of aquatic restoration which lasts from October 1st - April 30th of each year. The cool clear water here makes Jacob's Well a unique swimming destination in the Texas summer heat. However, the large amount of visitors we receive during these months can very disruptive to the wildlife that call this area home. This is especially true of the aquatic wildlife of Cypress Creek. Therefore we dedicate the chilly fall, winter, and spring months to habitat restoration. During this period public swimming access is prohibited, but we encourage visitors to come take a peaceful hike and observe the large variety of wildlife that is visible at this time! 

There is no fee or reservation needed to enter the natural area. A fee is only required if you are swimming in Jacob's Well (by reservation only) during the summer. During peak hours over the summer the parking lot may reach capacity, at that time we will begin to turn away all visitors without reservations until there is more space available. You may call the park ahead of time to check on the status of the parking lot.

Swimming at Jacob's Well Natural Area is allowed from May 1st - September 30th BY RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations for the upcoming 2019 swim season will become available here at this website at a later date. Each reservation guarantees two hours of swimming in Jacob's Well. Please see rules and fees below.

5 Mile Dam Park -

Side by side along the Blanco River, Dudley Connaly Johnson and Randall Wade Vetter Parks offer picnic tables (some shaded by trees or covers), walking trails and access to the river for swimmers and non-motorized boats. Some of the trails are ADA-accessible, as are restrooms located on the property. Nearby is the Five Mile Dam Soccer Complex.

Five Mile Dam Park Rules: 

There is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming alone is discouraged.

Prohibited: Diving, alcohol, firearms, hunting, glass containers, overnight parking or camping, motorboats, skiing, personal watercraft and rowdy or disruptive behavior. Violators could face fines and/or be removed from the park.