Jacob’s Well in Wimberley Remains Closed to Swimmers

Jacob's well
Image courtesy of Hays County Parks.
Image courtesy of Hays County Parks.

Water levels and spring flow are to still too low to safely allow swimming in Jacob’s Well near Wimberley.

But Hays County Parks said Jacob’s Well Natural Area (JWNA) remains open to the public.

Jacob’s Well is an artesian spring that releases thousands of gallons of water per day, according to Hays County Parks. Most of the water comes in from the Trinity Aquifer, which formed an extensive underground cave system. JWNA features second-largest, fully submerged cave in Texas.

Jacob’s Well is located at the headwaters of Cypress Creek, which flows through Blue Hole Regional Park and feeds into the Blanco River.

Water temperature stays a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The 81 acres surrounding Jacob’s Well are designated as a natural area. While natural areas are very similar to parks, there are a few differences.

Natural areas tend to focus more on preservation rather than recreation and typically offer less amenities and have stricter rules.

No dogs, glass, alcohol or drones are permitted in the natural areas.

For more information call 512-214-4593 or click here.

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