Blue Hole Regional Park…

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We are going to finish the Wimberely, Texas trip today with the final installment Part 3. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2 click here.

After we finished our shopping in the adorable town of Wimberely, we headed over to Blue Hole Regional Park.

This Texas treasure called Blue Hole has 126 acres of parkland in the heart of the Wimberley Valley.

The cypress trees are absolutely beautiful, providing abundant shade over the water. The stone walkways are really nice, it’s an impressive little park.

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Blue Hole Regional Park is surprisingly large and complements the long- and deservedly well-loved Blue Hole Swimming Hole, which has been “restored” with grassy banks and limited access. It’s cold, clear, and altogether a lovely place to swim and picnic and hang out. Because numbers are limited, it doesn’t get overcrowded. The park itself has nature trails and many other great features.

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Park capacity is only 200 people so get there early in the Summer if you don’t want to wait. There’s a lovely grassy expanse for people to put down blankets and coolers. They don’t sell food or water so make sure and bring everything you need. No alcohol is allowed. They have clean bathrooms and changing areas as well. We were very impressed.

The water is a chilly 75 degrees so give yourself a few minutes to get acclimated. Once you do, it’s heavenly. The water is exceptionally clean, spring fed and naturally filtered because of the porous rock it flows through. There’s also two swings: one for adults, one for kids.

This is a really beautiful location that is relatively flat. Great location for hiking and provides a good view of the river. Has about ten geo caches located throughout the park.

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There were kids and BIG KIDS alike (Namely Tarzan) swinging from the trees into the water. Jane has to confess…Tarzan wasn’t really too keen on trying out this adventure. She told him, “How can you be Tarzan and NOT swing on the tree?” Well, as you can see…Tarzan is still king of the jungle…SMILE.

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The spring-fed water was SOO refreshing on a hot Texas July day. Tarzan gives Jane a thumbs up smile.

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Of course, the girls just bring floats and watch the boys…somethings just never change.

I look at these images and realize they just speak…SUMMER…don’t they?

Summer will be over before we know it…get out and enjoy it while you can.

Laurie
xxoo

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45 thoughts on “Blue Hole Regional Park…

  1. I love living vicariously through others who get to travel to such wonderful places! I would love swinging out on a rope like that into the water — how cool! Thank you for sharing!

  2. These are definitely summer images Laurie. That pool of water looks lovely. I am not much of a swimmer but I would have been tempted to dip my toes in it πŸ™‚

  3. How marvellous you found that tree for your Tarzan Laurie πŸ™‚ It all looks so refreshing .
    You make it sound very inviting … me … well I’d love a paddle .. temperatures have been pretty high over here in UK this last week or so … we are definitely getting out there and enjoying !

  4. It’s truly so beautiful there Laurie and I can see Tarzan had lots of fun. πŸ˜†
    Great shots of a beautiful place hon. Love it! πŸ˜€

  5. Very refreshing photos. Since it is forecast for a very hot weekend here (108) we will probably head to a place called Pine Valley UT, about 180 miles NE of us! Looks a lot like Blue Hole!

  6. Beautiful photos of this lovely park, Laurie. Now I see why he’s called Tarzan. πŸ™‚ Love the pic of the girls on their floaters. You’re so right, “some things just never change.” Enjoy the summer.

  7. Hahaha, I thought ‘Tarzan’ when I saw the pic. Awesome that he’s living up to his namesake, and that’s a cool picture. All of them are cool pictures. And that place is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than a swimming pool. Very nice!

  8. Hi Laurie, it looks like sooooo much fun! πŸ™‚

    Australia is still in Winter and very cold. I can’t wait for the sunshine so thanks for sharing yours!
    Hugs Paula xxxxx

  9. Grant funding, bank restoration, limited access – perfect! I’m sure that some would be bothered by the restrictions but without them this lovely space would not survive. Your photos DO speak summer! What fun!!

  10. This looks like a lovely summer hang-out. I have to say, though, there are plenty of females, including this one, who would rather swing off the rope than float off to the side. πŸ™‚

  11. That looks so refreshing. I like the sign that tells visitors about the funding for the park. We need to know that these wonderful parks have costs and that we need to treat them with the respect and care they deserve.

  12. Laurie, Beautiful nature!!!!! Well who do you want Andi to wind up with? I wanted Chris, what a gentleman. I hope she picks Josh. Who knows. The show tonight sure had some twists and turns!!! Maybe she won’t pick anyone. Annie

    Sent from my iPad

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