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Hays to charge fee at Jacob’s Well

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Mark Richardson

The Hays County Commissioners Court has voted to charge admission to the Jacob’s Well Natural Area and to limit access to preserve the well and its surrounding native habitat. Beginning May 1, those wishing to swim must reserve a two-hour time block on the county’s website. Every two hours, a new group will replace the previous one, with a maximum of 300 total swimmers per day. In addition, there will be an entrance fee of $9 for adults — $5 for Hays County residents with a photo ID showing residency — and $5 for children ages 5-12. Military service members and veterans as well as seniors ages 60 and up will pay $5. There will be no charge for children 4 and under. For more park information, visit


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