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Jacob's Well Natural Area-Hays County Parks

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Good place to walk around and explore. Quiet during the winter with a few hikers but plenty of room... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Santa Fe, United States
Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well is a very short drive from town and so worth the trip! We went during the off season... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Houston, Texas
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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. During this period public swimming access is prohibited, but we encourage visitors...more
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1699 Mount Sharp Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
+1 512-214-4593
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to walk around and explore. Quiet during the winter with a few hikers but plenty of room for everyone.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 28vinam
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Jacob’s Well is a very short drive from town and so worth the trip! We went during the off season in the beginning of November and absolutely loved it. Would love to come back and get to swim during the summer. We got there around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephOliver17
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Jacob's well was an easy short walk from the parking lot. It is currently closed to swimmers due to aquifer restoration which made the visit enjoyable. There was no cost to visit or park. I recommend wearing shoes with a grip for climbing around the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J_Ctravel22
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This well is an amazing natural wonder. Take the time to stop by & walk the area. Wear tennis shoes or hiking boots as the terrain is rocky.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Avidscrapper
Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is a great outdoor hike and the Jacobs Well is so interesting and great for cooling off. The hike itself is moderate and we had to have reservations for the swim ,but we did enjoy the area and will definitely visit again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Make some time to visit this deep, dark well in a well-kept park near Wimberley. Fun to bring a picnic or go on a hike on a fine spring day. We enjoyed it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LP552014
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed our time in Jacob's Well, but the water was a bit chilly already in the fall. The area is beautiful to hike around, and the parking is excellent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Aileen R
Reviewed 13 September 2018

It was a great day to Jacobs well natural area, it wasn't to hot and had a lot of cloud cover. There was a good amount of people at the well from all over the US and around the world. There was even a guy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cmassie22
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We went to see this natural wonder. It’s $9 to swim but free to just look. The well is 1/2 mile on an easy path with 40 stone steps. It is not large. About 12x12 feet. But the creek it creates is very clear and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 28 August 2018

this is a lovely and historic spot that is now a preserve. On Saturdays there are scheduled walks that are really informative--check their website to be sure.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RebekahGrace P
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Sue L
10 September 2018|
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Response from Brooke L | Property representative |
Yes, in addition to the portable toilets in our main parking lot there are bathroom facilities located at our Nature Center which you can use to change as well.
19 July 2018|
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Response from Brooke L | Property representative |
Hi there! If you are unable to secure a reservation you are still able to visit the park to hike and view the well. We suggest continuing to check availability on the reservation website - all cancellations will be reflected... More