Jacob’s Well is one of Texas’ most famous swimming holes and it was definitely on our summer bucket list! It is located 13 miles south of Dripping Springs close to Wimberley and is one of the coolest places I’ve seen!
You are able to hike the 81 acre park for free and walk to the natural spring, but you have to make reservations to swim. Click here to make your reservation (swimming season is May 1-September 30). It is $9 for adults and $5 for kids to swim.
I was surprised at how small the deep spring fed hole actually was. From all of the photos I had seen on the internet it looked enormous, but when you get there it is only about 8-10 feet wide and 30 feet deep before you end up in the mile long water tunnel that pumps thousands of gallons a day into the artesian spring.
The water is an icy 68 degrees year round and perfect for plunge on a humid summer day!
Jacob’s Well is the headwaters for Cypress Creek which feeds into the Blue Hole and goes into the Blanco River.
You can find fossils in the dry creek beds and in the big stone walls throughout the trails. We loved sitting in the rocks and sorting through them to find fossils!
Hiking is available from 8AM-6PM daily, but the recommended hours for hiking are from 8 AM-10AM during the milder weather.
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