11 Fantastic Swimming Holes

Everybody loves a good swimming hole. Sometimes looking for the best one can be a bit of a scavenger hunt. If you happen to be in any of the following areas this summer be sure to check out the local swimming holes. You just might discover a new place to kick back and enjoy nature’s oases.

Chena Hot Springs has been a go-to soaking spring in Alaska since the gold rush! The healing waters have been compared to mineral waters found in hot springs in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).

Aztec Falls can be found on the Pacific Crest Trail near Cedar Glen, California. After a day in the sun, enjoy a plunge in the cool deep.

hatchet falls.jpgHatchet Falls is also known as Lion Slide Falls near Mount Shasta, California. The area is well known for its deep swimming holes.

Adrenaline Falls is located in the Durango, Colorado area and has three other spectacular waterfalls nearby. Take time to explore them all.

Strawberry Park Hotsprings is located just outside of Steamboat Hotsprings, Colorado. 104º of magic. You won’t be the first to call it nirvana.

Wekiwa Springs is located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River in the Wekiwa Springs Florida State Park. The Timucuan Indians once fished and hunted these lands.

Blue_Hole_-_New_MexicoBlue Hole is an artesian spring rushing at 3,000 gallons a minute. It is also one of seven sister lakes connected underground by water. You can find Blue Hole in New Mexico.

Turtleback Falls is a natural water slide deep in North Carolina Pisgah National Forest is just a quarter mile upstream from Rainbow Falls.

Stony Kill Falls is a short hike of about 3/4 of a mile each way. You might also stumble across the Nudist Pool on your way. Stony Kills Falls is in New York.

Wildcat Falls is also in New York and offers a great secret swimming hole for those willing to make the 4-mile hike. It consists of a thin string of falls and cascades and only flows until about May or June.

Crater-Interior-Rain-1.jpgHomestead Crater is a hidden geothermal spring within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock. 90º-96º of hot spring goodness. It will be one of the most unique hot springs experiences you will have in Utah.

What are your favorite swimming holes? Share with us in the comments below!

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