Established in 1848, the picturesque village of Wimberly today is a resort and retirement area on R.M. 12, north of San Marcos. Visitors are entranced by the cool, shady pools beneath towering cypress trees, frothy cascades on the Blanco River and sparkling Cypress Creek, green meadows and majestic hills, and abundant white-tailed deer.
Recreational communities, bed and breakfasts, vacation resorts and youth camps dot the area. Climbing, hiking, swimming, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, and camping are popular activities. Many artists and authors make their homes here. Market Days, the second largest in Texas, are held the first Saturday of the month, April through December which includes arts and crafts, and a flea market with more than 450 booths on display. It is sponsored by the Lions Club at the Lions Field on RR 2325.