Few People Know One Of Texas' Most Popular Swimming Holes Is Hiding A Dark And Terrifying Secret
By Katie Lawrence|Published September 06, 2022
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
If you’ve lived in Texas for any significant length of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jacob’s Well. One of the most popular swimming holes in the state, Jacob’s Well features crystal-clear, spring-fed waters that surround a “well” leading down below the water’s surface. Many people who come to enjoy this natural wonder have no idea that they are truly swimming on top of an extensive network of underwater caves that have claimed the lives of at least nine people. Here’s everything you need to know about Jacob’s Well caves.