It might only be February, but already us Texans are thinking of all the things we'll be able to do this summer. One of which is visiting a swimming hole near Austin, known as Jacob's Well, which opens to the public Friday, May 1 but is starting to take reservations next month. It's important to reserve your spot to visit the swimming hole ahead of time, after all, that's the only way you can get in!\nJacob's Well Natural Area is famous among Austinites, and arguably, among Texans as a whole. The area is home to trails for hiking, holes for swimming, and much more.\nWhile hiking is a terrific way to spend a summer day, most would agree the best part about visiting Jacob's Well is the swimming. There's even a spot that's 120 ft. deep that you can jump into.\nIt takes some serious guts, but year after year people come out to do just that. There are several ways to cool off from Texas weather and this is definitely one of the more adventurous ones.\nStarting Monday, March 2, you and whoever else is up for the challenge (or just wants to swim) can make reservations for a day between May 1 and September 30 to come out and have the time of your lives.\nView this post on Instagram sup earthlings 🌎🌎🌎 A post shared by Gabriela Quinzani (@gabiqperez) on May 19, 2019 at 5:49pm PDT\nReservations can only be made online, so if you've left home without visiting their website you might want to turn around. Or, drive to another cool spot in Wimberley!\nEach reservation guarantees two hours of swimming at Jacob's Well and is only necessary if you're taking a dip in the water. If you're just there for a hike, you're exempt from reserving a spot.\nThey suggest making reservations several weeks in advance as thet do tend to fill up fast, which is why it's important to mark any date we've mentioned in your calendars.\nLate arrival is fine, though you will still have to swim within the timeslot you've reserved.\nView this post on Instagram Who else is ready for warm weather and central Texas swimming holes?? Jacob’s Well is one of the most well known swimming holes in this area, and for good reason. Swim season doesn’t start at Jacobs Well until May, but you can still go explore here. It’s beautiful year round! 🥾💦 • @danielefoddanu 📸 • Follow @hikeaustin and use #hikeaustin to be featured. Comment with any questions! • #austin #austintx #atx #hiking #austintexas #512 #do512 #365thingsaustin #igaustin #igtexas #texas #hikingtexas #optoutside #hikeatx #exploreaustin #trueaustin #truetexas #outdoorvoices #austinlife #keepaustinweird #austin360 #visitaustin #texashillcountry #ilovetexas #texastodo #jacobswell A post shared by Hike Austin (@hikeaustin) on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:29pm PST\nThe adult fee for swimming is $9 and can either be free or only $5 if you're a child, Hays County resident, senior, or veteran.\nWe can hardly wait to dip our toes in the crystal clear artesian spring that is Jacob's Well.\nView this post on Instagram Tempted to jump. A post shared by Jason Lindsey Smith (@jason_lindsey_smith) on Mar 27, 2015 at 12:01pm PDT\nJacob's Well Natural Area\nPrice: Free - $9\nWhen: Friday, May 1 - Wednesday, September 30\nAddress: 1699 Mount Sharp Rd., Wimberley, TX\nWhy You Need To Go: To squash your fear of heights and cool off from the intense Texas heat.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.