Most People Don’t Know About Blue Hole, A Fountain Of Youth Hiding Deep In Texas’ Woods

We’ve mentioned Hamilton Pool, Jacob’s Well, and tons of other hidden gems countless times, but this one just might be the most secluded of all. Hidden deep in the Angelina National Forest, Blue Hole looks like a tropical paradise with its glistening turquoise waters. East Texans, used to murky creeks and lakes, can’t believe a treasure like this exists in the area. The water has been rumored to heal skin irritations, acne, and minor cuts and scrapes. Although the validity of that is undetermined, one thing’s for sure – you’ll feel like a new person after a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at Blue Hole.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

East Texas Throwback: Blue Hole in Jasper County from John-Carlos Estrada on Vimeo.

Although the hole is privately owned, visitors are permitted. If you would like to swim at Blue Hole, call (936) 85-3305 to make a reservation.