Jacob’s Well closes swimming for the rest of the year

Recent rains that hit the Texas Hill Country during the week were not enough to save Jacob’s Well from record highs. The Hays County Parks Department shared on social media that there was no significant rain to reopen Jacob’s Well in Wimberley.

“Hi everyone, we have made the decision to close Jacob’s Well to swimming for the remainder of the year,” the post read. He goes on to state that the rain was simply not enough to recharge the Trinity Aquifer which supports Jacob’s Well. The park is always open for hiking, spring viewing, and other activities.

Customers who have reserved a bathing spot at Jacob’s Well will receive their refund automatically in the coming weeks. On July 27, the Jacob’s Well natural area had zero square feet of flow rate after a measurement by the US Geologic Survey, according to a MySA report.

Hays County Chief Parks Specialist Jay Taylor told MySA that last year’s rain was not enough to recharge the area. He said the last time Jacob’s Well was at zero square feet flow was in 2011.

The popular swimming hole has been closed since June 28 due to high levels of bacteria, poor visibility and other pollutants. For hours and other information about Jacob’s Well Natural Area Click here.