The Natural Wonders of Texas

Texas is home to many beautiful destinations, there are almost too many to count! With the weather getting warmer and so much extra time on our hands, there is no better time to get out and explore the sights our state has to offer! 

Big Bend National Park

Located in West Texas, this 801,163 acre park borders Mexico. Home to hundreds of unique plant and animal species, you’re sure to experience a side of Texas you’ve never seen before! See plenty of natural elements like the Chisos mountain range, the Chihuahuan Desert and the state’s most famous river, the Rio Grande, running alongside limestone cliffs. 

Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well is on the top of every Texan’s must-see list, and for good reason! Located near Wimberley, Jacob’s Well is a perennial karstic spring- meaning gallons of water flow up and out every minute, filling the creek and many other water sources in the area. The well is believed to be the deepest underwater cave in Texas. The crystal clear blue water attracts thousands of swimmers every year, but resist the urge to dive! The swimming hole holds a reputation for being one of the most dangerous diving spots in the world.

Hamilton Pool

Near Austin, you’ll find the iconic Hamilton Pool. This historic swimming hole features one of the most picturesque scenes in the state, with clear blue water and a running 50 foot waterfall during some parts of the year. Surrounded by limestone walls, this natural pool was created thousands of years ago when erosion caused the dome of an underground river to collapse. It’s a can’t-miss if you’re in the area!  

Enchanted Rock

Just miles from the quaint little town of Fredericksburg, you’ll happen upon Enchanted Rock- one of the largest natural rock formations in the United States. It’s great for hiking, rock climbing, camping and at night, star-gazing. 

Remember, if you’re taking a road trip to any state park during these upcoming months, be sure and check their guidelines and follow any rules set in place. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy nature!