Jumping in the Ice-Cold Waters of Blue Hole in Wimberley, Texas
The spring-fed Cypress Creek in Wimberley bends to form a wide and deep natural swimming hole, called Blue Hole. Surrounded by large old Cypress Trees that cascade across the bank and almost completely shade this highly-rated spot, Blue Hole is at the center of Wimberley's plans to create a huge city park over the next five years. Climb onto one of the ropes hanging from a tree limb and take the plunge into the icy-cold water below. Climb the grassy hill into the sunlight to warm up after your swim. Because the creek is fed from the spring waters of the underground Edwards Aquifer, icy-cold here means a brisk 68 degree constant water temperature. Pack a picnic lunch and blanket and plenty of water and plan to stay the entire day. Perfect for families, this beautiful, shady, spot is centrally located in Wimberley, but off the radar for the rowdy crowds often found at natural swimming areas.
- Alison Campbell If you're headed to Blue Hole, don't bring your pet. Dogs are not allowed.