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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Blue Hole Receives Worldwide Recognition

City Council and Staff posing at Blue Hole near Cypress Creek

Visitors to the Blue Hole Rank it at the Top of Attractions Worldwide
Even with Swimming Season Over, Iconic Park Offers Family Adventures

Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley earned the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2021 Award. Reviews from millions of travelers’ place the 126-acre park in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. 

The main attraction, Wimberley’s famous natural swimming area, the Blue Hole, has been featured in many publications, films, television series, and commercials. The cool, deep waters are part of a full complement of recreational amenities at the park including four miles of hiking trails, sports fields, and picnic areas all open and free to the public year-round. 

“The opportunity to share this beautiful park with so many tourists who love and treasure it as much as we do is a privilege. We hear wonderful feedback from visitors who put us on their vacation calendar every year,” said Richard Shaver, Park Director. 

A fan favorite is the Blue Hole Nature Camp, a 10-week day camp focused on environmental education. Registration opens Feb. 1, 2022. 

“The nature camp sells out quickly, so we start sharing information with the community about how to register for it in January. The camp team makes every week new and exciting, which is why families look forward to enrolling their children every year,” said Shaver. 

Blue Hole has an extended off-season from October through May to allow the creek to rest and the natural resource to recover from the busy summer months. Park management balances recreation with the City of Wimberley’s conservation efforts.

When swimming closes, the opportunities for adventure continue. Next on the Blue Hole holiday event calendar is the annual Polar Bear Plunge and 5K on Jan. 1. The Plunge and Boo! Hole Halloween draw thousands to the park. 

Environmental education programs also attract visitors to the park during the off-season months including Owl Prowl, Birds and Brew, Tree Trek, and Fire Skills and Safety. The parks and recreation team also hosts a Concert in the Park series every Friday in April and a Movies in the Park program in May showing blockbusters like Jaws, Jurassic Park, and more down in the swim area.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by visitors as a Tripadvisor top 10% worldwide attraction. We know our Blue Hole is majestic and awe-inspiring. It’s great to know that it is just as inspiring to so many of our visitors. The parks and recreation team is passionate about caring and preserving the natural beauty of the Blue Hole Regional Park for generations to come,” said Gina Fulkerson, Mayor, City of Wimberley.  

Visit Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards to find out more about this important accolade for the City of Wimberley. Stay up to date on exciting events and reservation deadlines at Parks & Recreation Programs & Community Events. Volunteers are welcome and valuable partners in the success of the park. Find out how to volunteer at Want to Get Involved?. For more information about this gem in the Texas Hill Country and to plan your trip, visit Blue Hole Regional Park or visit in person at 100 Blue Hole Lane.

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