Feb 20, 2024 - News

📸 S.A. snapshots: Jacob's Well

Jacob's Well full of water and ringed in yellow, green and blue colors, with clouds reflected in the middle.

We're lucky to live in a beautiful area of Texas. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

👋 Megan here. I recently took a weekend trip to Wimberley in the Hill Country, the perfect nearby getaway for our mild winter weather.

Details: While in the area, I stopped by Jacob's Well to get a look at the natural wonder that's taken a hit in our ongoing drought.

  • It's an awe-inspiring view, and I feel like I could stare into the well's depths forever.
  • It's hard not to wonder if the lost city of Atlantis isn't down there somewhere.

Flashback: Typically a popular swimming hole, Jacob's Well closed to swimmers in the summer of 2022 when low water levels made it unsafe for recreation. It remains closed for swimming.

Jacob's Well is seen surrounded by tall rocks.
Jacob's Well looks better than it did last summer but is still not quite "normal" yet. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

Yes, but: Despite a rainy January, the region will need a lot more rain to make swimming safe again and truly lessen the drought.

The bottom line: Even with low water levels and no swimming, Jacob's Well is a magical place to visit for some peace and quiet.


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