Blue Hole Regional Park…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The spring-fed water was SOO refreshing on a hot Texas July day. Tarzan gives Jane a thumbs up smile.
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.
Hello Laurie! What a fun and lovely place. Great pictures, they do speak summer! Thank you for sharing. 😀
Wow Niceee!!! my type of fun 🙂
What fantastic fun!
What grand fun and your images are a grand way to spike your memories.
Looks like the place to be in your summer Laurie, great pics. Tarzan should’ve been straight in without any encouragement. 🙂
A lovely summery post Laurie!
Y’all certainly know how to have fun! What a great place.
Nicely done Laurie – especially love your Tarzan series LOL!!
I admire Tarzan! Beautiful water there, perfect place for a fun summer day 🙂 Great photos, Laurie!
There’s just something about natural water holes. They wash the soul clean.
Gorgeous!! I want to go the lake now 🙂
What a wonderful place! Great photos Laurie! 🙂
Summer is grand and going all too fast. Good to have your photographs to bring up come winter. The rope swing action really says it all.
Kill to be in ANYTHING that is 75 degrees, here in Texas!!! Great pictures, by the way.
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!
Gorgeous captures, what a beautiful place!
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 🙂
How marvellous you found that tree for your Tarzan Laurie 🙂 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 !
It’s truly so beautiful there Laurie and I can see Tarzan had lots of fun. 😆
Great shots of a beautiful place hon. Love it! 😀
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!
Beautiful photos of this lovely park, Laurie. Now I see why he’s called Tarzan. 🙂 Love the pic of the girls on their floaters. You’re so right, “some things just never change.” Enjoy the summer.
Laurie, what a beautiful swimming spot. I smiled about ‘some things never change’. I’ve only used a rope swing once. I prefer to watch.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
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!
Hi Laurie, it looks like sooooo much fun! 🙂
Australia is still in Winter and very cold. I can’t wait for the sunshine so thanks for sharing yours!
Hugs Paula xxxxx
Wow, this is the place to be on a steamy hot summer afternoon and I don’t even need to tell you how awesome your photos are!
This looks like an amazing place to spend a hot summer day…the blue water looks so refreshing.
It really does just shout summer from all of your lovely photos 🙂
I am! I am, Laurie! That’s why I’m struggling to get around the blogs and my feet hurt 🙂
That water looks delicious. Happy Summer!
Nice shots. Looks like that park is filled with amazing nature scenes.
Beautiful spot Laurie. Given the heat today I wouldn’t mind jumping right in 🙂
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!!
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. 🙂
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.
Love the park and the pictures. It really is Summertime! Glad that you got Tarzan to go.
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
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Such a beautiful place!
Looks so much fun. That is really summer time fun!!
Looks like a very neat place to cool off!
What a great place, and it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time!
Gorgeous pictures of summer properly enjoyed in a beautiful environment!
I love summer! That looks like an awesome place to spend a summer day! Hugz Lisa and Bear
What a wonderful place to relax on a summer day!!
Brings back memories. That is a beautiful place.
I still can’t get over the fact that this gorgeous, lush place is deep in the heart of Texas! Lovely!
Wow – now that’s an old time swimming hole. There aren’t many of them left to enjoy. It’s good that Tarzan and Jane had an opportunity to enjoy and share. Love it!