Blue Hole Park In Wimberly, Texas
Perfectly hidden in Wimberly, there is a park with pristine clear waters. Despite being surrounded by trees along the shore, there is little debris in the water. Of course, we talking about Blue Hole Reginal Park. Now, before you get too excited, you should know that they do charge an entrance fee and must make reservations in order to swim there. But I will say, it is most definitely worth it!…
Not only is the park clean, but it also makes for a great spot to take photos. It has very scenic views with plenty of fauna to help you get artistic shots. Not to mention that whole point of this review, the creek! The creek is called the Cypress Creek, and it eventually connects with Blanco River. The reason this creek is so clear is mostly because the water comes directly from natural wells and springs. Which means that the water will stay relatively cool all year long, including during these hot summer days.
Whether you want to go swimming or simply find a new location to take great photos from, this place will not disappoint. The photo that you saw on my Instagram, was taken there using an ND filter with a 15-second exposure. Which helped capture the water in a crystal-like state, but best of all, you are not able to see a single person in the shot, since they were all movie. That, and of course, a little bit of photo-shop and color correction.
Now, I understand that Wimberly is little ways outside of Austin, but it will be worth the drive. Not to mention, that you could always make a day out of it. Start by exploring the caves in Borne and then head to the Blue Hole Reginal Park to end the day. But as I mentioned earlier, do not forget to call ahead and make reservations!