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Guided Tours at the Gay Ruby Dahlstrom Nature Preserve

*Guided Morning Tours will resume in November

*Please not that we will be taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers: A maximum of 10 persons per will be permitted per guided tour. If a single group totals more than 5 people, they will be the only ones on the tour and no more people will be added to that group. Everyone will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the tour, unless they need to stop for a drink of water. Individuals in different family/social groups will be asked to remain socially distanced from other tour participants.

When available, tours are led by Master Naturalist volunteers from our local Hays County Chapter. These passionate guides will speak in-depth about the history of Jacob’s Well and the aquifer system that sustains it as well as the local wildlife and vegetation found here.

FREE guided morning tours are available on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. by REQUEST ONLY.

Tours are not available during summer months.

Guided morning tours last approximately one (1) hour and will lead you on various compacted granite and natural surface trails. While we do not consider our tours to be strenuous, you will travel up and down several inclines and walk on rock ledges. Please be aware of your own personal limitations.

Tours will begin at the Jacob’s Well Nature Center at 9 a.m. If you are interested in a guided tour please call ahead or email us to sign-up.

To sign-up for a guided tour please email katherine.sturdivant@co.hays.tx.us or call (512)-214-4593 (Please email parks@co.hays.tx for all other questions). Requests must be placed in advance of at least 24 hours before the tour in order to be considered. For private tours, please contact us 1-2 weeks in advance.

Things to Bring: Drinking water, good walking shoes, binoculars, a love for nature.

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