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Blue Hole, Wimberley

Since the 1920s, Central Texans have been enjoying the cool clear waters of Cypress Creek, hidden in a small canyon on the edge of Wimberley. Often included on lists of the best swimming holes in Texas, this section of the tree-lined creek is best known for its Norman Rockwell-esque rope swings and family atmosphere. If not for the efforts of local residents, Blue Hole would have gone under a developer’s bulldozer. In 2005, the village of 3,000 raised the $3 million to buy the 126-acre tract as a regional park for the entire state to enjoy. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Blue Hole Regional Park
Northeast of Wimberley off FM 3237, past the church and cemetery., Blue Hole
www.friendsofbluehole.org

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