Blue Hole Regional Park
Blue Hole Regional Park Mission
To protect, restore and develop Blue Hole Regional Park as a recreational, educational, and ecological resource for present and future generations.
Blue Hole Regional Park is open every day from 8 am to sunset. Admission is completely free. Swimming at Blue Hole is closed until May 2023. Access to the area is open for visiting. Other recreational amenities include 4 miles of hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, and more. Please see additional tabs below for more information.
Address & Map
333 Blue Hole Lane
Wimberley, TX 78676
Blue Hole Regional Park is open from 8 am to sunset every day of the week.
Contact & Location
- Park Phone: 512-660-9111
- Park Email: Parks and Recreation email
The information line has a recording with park information. If you are in need of additional information not listed in the recording, please leave a message and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
The Blue Hole Swim Area (3 acres) is open for swimming starting Weekends in May, every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and weekends in September - fees apply.
The Blue Hole Swim Area (3 acres) is open for swimming starting Weekends in May, every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and weekends in September - fees apply. Our two time slots are 9 am to 1 pm or 2 to 6 pm. If you would like to stay all day, you must reserve both time slots.
Reservations are required for the swimming area only. All other recreational areas including our hiking trails, playground, picnic areas, and sports fields are free and open to the public and do not require reservations. Our reservation system opens on March 1st. Everyone must make a reservation online (excluding season pass holders).
Blue Hole Swim Season Information
Swimming reservations open March 1st! Guests are able to purchase reservations for any day and time slot for the entire summer season. Our beautiful limestone picnic tables are also available to privately reserve. Blue Hole Regional Park is a natural, spring-fed swimming hole lined with the iconic Cypress Trees located deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The whole family will enjoy swimming in crystal clear water, sunbathing on the grassy swim lawn, and of course, swinging on our famous rope swings.
- $12 Adults (ages 13 to 59)
- $6 Youth (ages 4 to 12), Seniors (ages 60 and higher), and Military
- $6 Wimberley Residents (78676 only)
- Children 3 and under are free!
- Season Passes are:
- $110 for Adults
- $60 for Youth, Seniors, and Military
Wimberley Nights are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm during our swim season (May - September). This program is for Wimberly residents only (78676). An ID showing a 78676 residence is required during check-in. Wimberley Independent School District (WISD) school IDs will not be accepted. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Blue Hole Regional Park is closed on Christmas Day. Please be advised the park is subject to closure during inclement weather and for special events approved in advance by the City. There are no refunds for rentals, reservations (during swim season), etc. Please visit our Rentals page for more information.
Park Policies Summarized
- Please be advised that pets (of any nature) are not allowed in the Swimming Area
- Dogs on leash are permitted on the trails throughout the park just not in the swimming area
- Tree jumping and climbing, alcohol, glass containers, and barbeque (BBQ) grills are not allowed in the Swimming Area. For grilling out, there are BBQ pits in other areas of the park for use (if no burn ban is in effect)
- Fishing and Smoking are not permitted anywhere in the park
- 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. Kayaks, SUP, or extra-large inflatables are not allowed
Development & Amenities
In 2005, the City of Wimberley embarked on a mission to save the Blue Hole from the threat of residential development. After an unprecedented fundraising effort, the land was purchased by the City for use as a community park. The City of Wimberley has since developed the 126-acre park for the enjoyment of residents, visitors, and future generations. It includes much needed recreational facilities for our growing community and showcases a true gem in the Texas Hill Country.
The park includes:
- Approximately 4.5 miles of trails
- Picnic areas
- A community pavilion
- Basketball court
- Sand volleyball court
- The Blue Hole Swimming Area
The entire park is open to visitors within the regular operating hours, however, swimming is only allowed during the designated swimming season.
The park balances the needs of the community while preserving and restoring the historic Blue Hole and surrounding ecosystems. The City hired Design Workshop to design the park that was originally envisioned in the Blue Hole Regional Park Master Plan (PDF) led by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in 2006.
Awards & Honors
- Blue Hole Regional Park was awarded Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice 2021. Reviews from millions of travelers' place Blue Hole Regional Park in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.
- Our famous natural swimming area, Blue Hole Regional Park, has been featured in many publications, films, television series, and commercials.
- In August 2008 Blue Hole was named the second-best swimming hole in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine.
- In 2010, Travel Leisure magazine named Blue Hole as one of the top 12 best swimming holes in the nation.
- The American Society of Landscape Architects presented Blue Hole regional Park with the Honor Award for the Texas Chapter in 2011 in recognition for outstanding professional achievement.
- The Texas Municipal League (TML) has presented the City of Wimberley with the 2012 Municipal Excellence Award for Public Works for cities of less than 25,000 population. The award recognizes the City for the unique design and development of the Blue Hole Regional Park.
- In 2014, Jane Allison was awarded the Outstanding Part-Time Employee Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society.
- The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (S.O.R.P) presented Blue Hole Regional Park with the 2015 Project Excellence Award: "In recognition of the collaborative efforts to preserve the pristine waters, lime-stone bluffs, and towering age-old Cypress trees of Wimberley's historic spring-fed Blue Hole and creation of Blue Hole Regional Park." Project partners include Design Workshop, Inc. and the City of Wimberley, Texas.
- In 2016, our Blue Hole Nature Camp program received the Lone Star Recreation Programming Achievement Award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society.
- USA Today named Blue Hole Regional Park as one of the top 10 swimming holes in the nation in 2018.
- In 2018, Blue Hole received recognition as the Austin Green Awards; Project of the Year.