There are plenty of ways to beat the heat of a Texas summer, including lounging by our lap pool and enjoy air conditioning in our well-appointed guest rooms and vacation cottages. But if you're looking for more ideas and things to do in Texas this summer, consider visiting some of the best swimming holes in Texas, located right here in Hill Country. Two of them, in fact, are right here in Wimberley and just minutes from our Hill Country Bed and Breakfast!
Of course, these swimming holes in Texas are just the beginning of the summer fun waiting for you in Hill Country. You could also head to other nearby and popular water-based destinations like Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River. Perhaps you could even grab a glass of cold white wine from one of the leading Texas Hill Country wineries?
There's truly no reason to stay indoors during the hot summer months. When your adventures are done for the day, our gorgeous saltwater pool featuring exquisite views of Hill Country will be waiting, as will the sumptuous accommodations at our Hill Country Bed and Breakfast. We're rated as one of the best places to stay in Wimberley, Texas, and with so many fantastic amenities right here on property, it's easy to see why. Book your Hill Country Getaway today!
The Best Swimming Holes in Texas
In a state as hot and dry as Texas, it's nice to know there are some fun and beautiful places to keep cool that don't require us to stay indoors. In Wimberley, you'll find three of the best swimming holes in Texas, Blue Hole Regional Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, and Cypress Falls Swimming Hole. They aren't the only great swimming holes in Texas, and not even the only ones in Hill Country. There are also some fantastic rivers that are fun for tubing and nearby lakes great for swimming and boating, which we'll cover in more detail below.
If you want to experience the crystal clear waters of these swimming holes in Texas, keep in mind that they are incredibly popular during the summer. Reservations for the entire season are often booked up well in advance, so it's best that you plan some fun and adventure early. We'll cover each of these swimming holes in Texas in more detail below so you can choose which (or all three!) you want to experience this year.
One of the most popular swimming holes in Texas is the Blue Hole Regional Park, which also just so happens to be one of the closest swimming holes to our Hill Country Bed and Breakfast, One look at this impressive natural setting, and you'll understand why it's one of the most popular swimming holesin Texas. Blue Hole Regional Park is a natural, spring-fed swimming hole lined with cypress trees, adding just the right amount of shade to your hot summer day.
The water at Blue Hole Regional Park is crystal clear and practically begs you to come in for a swim. When you need a break from the water, though, there's a grassy bank surrounding the swimming area that is great for picnicking, sunbathing, and relaxing. Don't miss the rope swings over the water, too - one of the more exciting aspects that makes this one of the best swimming holes in Texas. We recommend you secure your reservations well in advance of your visit.
Next on our list of top swimming holes in Texas is another Wimberley gem, Jacob's Well Natural Area. It's less than fifteen minutes from our Hill Country Bed and Breakfast, and offers an inviting, deep pool of stunningly clear water to dive into. Jacob's Well is located at the headwaters of Cypress Creek and is a highly sought-after summertime destination in Hill Country.
Like Blue Hole Regional Park, Jacob's Well Natural area is spring-fed. It's source is 140 below ground level, and the resulting pool is surrounding by limestone cliffs that serve as a popular jumping-off point for the more adventurous. When you want to take a break from the water, there are hiking trails and picnic areas nearby the pool. Like Blue Hole Regional Park, securing reservations for this popular spot early is key to enjoying it throughout the summer.
One of the lesser known swimming holes in Texas is the Cypress Falls swimming hole, which is also right here in Wimberley. It's not too far from Jacob's Well Natural Area and can be a great alternative when the crowds are too heavy or reservations are full. The water here isn't quite as cold as that found at the other two swimming holes in Texas, but it's still a nice way to spend a hot summer day.
The Cypress Falls Swimming Hole is open to the public and is located at the Lodge at Cypress Falls. No reservations are needed here; you can also rent canoes and tubes to enjoy on the creek.
If these spots are full or you want to experience some other great swimming holes in Texas, consider the following spots:San Marcos River, Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Barton Springs Pool in Austin, the Comal River in New Braunfels, and the Landa Park Spring Fed Pool also in New Braunfels.
More Fun at Canyon Lake & Beyond
As great as these swimming holes in Texas are, they aren't the only way to have a little fun in the water while you're visiting Hill Country! We've already mentioned floating the Guadalupe River and heading to Canyon Lake, but the Blanco River at Blanco State Park is another popular alternative - especially if you can't get reservations at one of these amazing Wimberley swimming holes.
Canyon Lake, Texas is a truly fantastic place to spend the day, especially if you want to do a little boating. Canyon Lake is actually part of the gorgeous Guadalupe River, which is what imparts the gorgeous teal hue to the water here. Fishing is excellent on the lake, with largemouth bass being the most popular catch, but there are also smallmouth bass, Guadalupe bass, White & Striped bass, and several species of catfish.
There are two marinas at Canyon Lake, Texas if you want to rent one, and there are some great swimming beaches, too. Canyon Lake Beach is one of the more popular parks on the lake, but others include Canyons Swim Beach, Comal Park Swim Beach, Overlook Park, Jacob’s Creek Park, Potters Creek Park, and North Park.
If you really want to enjoy a lazy afternoon on the water, you can't beat floating the Guadalupe. The teal waters are inviting, the scenery is beautiful, and the cool temperatures are refreshing. It's no wonder it's one of the most popular rivers to float in Texas!
Of course, no trip to Texas Hill Country would be complete without a quiet afternoon lounging poolside at our beautiful Hill Country Bed and Breakfast. This is, after all, meant to be a vacation! Book your room today!