If you haven't heard about this gorgeous hidden swimming hole, you're definitely missing out on one of the most incredible natural wonders of Texas. Jacob's Well is an artesian spring turned swimming hole that lies about 36 miles south of Downtown Austin. With summer coming up so soon, you'll definitely want to reserve your spot to go swimming at the coolest water hole in Texas!
Jacob's Well Natural Area consists of the iconic cavern pool along with the 81 acres surrounding it. It is a hidden gem that is increasingly becoming popular by Texas locals, which is why they now have required reservation times to make sure the area stays maintained and preserved.
The gorgeous natural spring is the perfect spot to get away from the city and embrace the beauty of Texas's outdoors. The water is always at 68 degrees so it will definitely cool you down on a hot summer day. There is a giant cliff on the side of the deep part of the spring where the 140 ft deep cavern lies so the more daring guests will jump from the cliff into the water! Would you dare try that?
There will be about a 15-minute hike to Jacob’s Well from the property's parking lot so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The path to the swimming hole can be rocky and slippery so be careful!
Reservations for Jacob's Well Natural Area are available on the official website right now for their summer 2019 season that goes from May 1st to September 30th. They don't allow walk-ups so be sure to reserve your spot if you plan on visiting!
There is a swimming fee of $9 per adult and $5 for children and Hays County residents. Entrance to the Natural Area is always free, but the fee is charged for those who are swimming in the well.
Remember that Jacob's Well Natural Area is a relatively untouched park so please respect the environment and leave all trash, bottles, and damaging materials at home or in your car. No pets or bikes are allowed in the area.
Jacob's Well Natural Area is located at 1699 Mt. Sharp Rd. Wimberley, TX, 78676.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.