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Jacob’s Well: Where The Waters Run Cold And Deadly

Jacob’s Well Offers Relief From The Scorching Texas Summer Sun

Growing up in the interior of B.C., we were very familiar with the immense relief of a nice refreshing swim in the summer. Residents of Wimberley, Texas are also familiar with this relief, which comes in the form of a deep, cool water well known as Jacob’s Well.

Local residents – as well as visitors – flock to this popular spot. So much so, actually, that you need to make reservations if you want to go swimming. It’s worth it, however. Rave reviews of good times had abound online, and you’re sure to get the refreshment you’re looking for here at Jacob’s Well… as long as you can get a reservation.

Where Is Jacob’s Well Located?

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Jacob’s Well is in the Texas Hill Country. It flows from the bed of Cypress Creek, which is located northwest of Wimberley, Texas. It’s easy to get to, and requires only a short walk from the parking lot.

If you’re going to check it out, just copy and paste this geo location into your phone, and you’re on your way. You may bump into reception issues, so make sure you download the area to your phone. That way, whether or not you have reception, you’ll be able to get there and enjoy your swim.

How Deep Is Jacob’s Well?

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Jacob’s Well is 140 feet deep. You can jump in from rocks above the well, or you can just dip yourself in slowly. Jacob’s Well natural area is beautiful, and is also worthy of exploring on its own. Even the space around the well, from which you can jump, is a good spot to just hang out and enjoy the warmer months.

The depth of the well also includes underground caves which are notorious for being scary and even dangerous.

Diving Jacob’s Well

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Because of the depth, there are lots of people who ‘free-dive’ the well. Some people have also done scuba diving in Jacob’s Well Texas, but public scuba is no longer allowed.

Free-diving is much more common at this popular swimming destination. Free-diving is when you dive with no equipment, and go down as far as you can go holding your breath.

Dangers Beneath The Cool Waters Of Jacob’s Well

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For starters, recently a young man was free-diving in Jacob’s Well and he lost a flipper. At first, I didn’t see why this was such a big deal, but then I realized how deep he was. The poor guy had to cut his weight belt just to make it out alive! He actually caught it on video as well, if you’d like to view the creepy cave adventure that almost cost him his life.

Beyond that, the most accurate number you can get of people who’ve died in Jacobs Well is eight. Eight people have reportedly lost their lives in this deep, dark, scary hole in the earth. Watching any of the YouTube videos of the dive and exploring the hole is enough to creep me out for life.

If you want to take a chance and plunge into Jacob’s Well Wimberley, please be careful. And secure your flippers.

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