Is there any better feeling than slipping into a cool water hole on a hot summer’s day? Many will agree; it’s pretty tough to beat! The only problem? Not knowing where the best swimming holes near you are!
Never fear, as we’re here to help. To perform a “Swimming Holes Near Me” search, click the button on the map above to see any/all of the swimming holes near you. Or, if you’d like to explore other types of swimming holes (such as waterfalls, rivers, and dog-friendly), keep reading as we’ll be embedding maps dedicated to those types of searches as well. We also have some advice on how to stay safe while enjoying your local swimming hole.
Where are some natural places to swim near me?
While some swimming holes are man-made, others occur naturally where water has pooled. Both styles have their unique points of appeal.
Constructed pools usually offer some amenities nearby, such as toilets or changing rooms, and natural swimming holes provide the chance to enjoy a relaxing dip in a more private environment.
There is a wealth of research available that shows how being in nature has a positive impact on our minds and bodies. If that sounds like something for you, use the map below to find natural swimming spots near you.
Where can I find hidden swimming holes near me?
It’s understandable that the fewer people that know about a swimming hole, the fewer people you will have to share that swimming hole with. Secluded swimming holes are a perfect option for those looking for a quiet spot to take a refreshing dip in the water.
Make sure you check out our advice (below) on how to keep safe while swimming. Taking the necessary precautions is even more crucial when dealing with an untested location, especially when there are fewer people around to help if you get into trouble.
Where can I find waterfalls near me to swim?
Waterfalls are beautiful, both to look at and to listen to. The sound of running water is rejuvenating, and stress relief has enormous benefits to mental and physical health. With that in mind, waterfalls also have a rather straightforward role to play when it comes to swimming holes; they help to purify the water.
Despite their overwhelming beauty, do keep in mind that waterfalls come with their own set of dangers as the water current can be quite strong near them (among other risks).
Where can I go for hikes with swimming holes near me?
Hiking seems to be exploding in popularity lately. Not only is it excellent exercise, but it’s out in nature, surrounded by fresh air and great views. It’s something almost anyone can do, and another bonus is that it’s free!
Taking a dip in a fresh swimming hole is a great way to end a hike. Knowing that you are heading to such a rewarding payoff simultaneously gives your hike an extra level of purpose. The water will help to cool you off after working up a sweat, and it eases your muscles too.
Another benefit of going on a hike that ends with a swimming hole is that it can easily fill the role of a quick getaway. If you’re looking for a daylong adventure for the family, this is a perfect fit.
Where can I find freshwater swimming holes near me?
A river swimming hole is a point in a river where the water has pooled, is relatively shallow, and the current is slow enough to be able to swim. The benefit of swimming in a river swimming hole is that it is fed by moving water, which is much cleaner and safer than a stagnant pool. This is precisely the reason why animals prefer to drink running water rather than still water; they instinctively know that moving water is safer.
Where can I find dog-friendly swimming holes near me?
The majority of our four-legged friends absolutely love to go for a swim. The benefits for them are comparable to the benefits for us; swimming provides a means for both play and exercise. This is perfect for keeping our dogs physically and mentally healthy.
If you’re looking for a public swimming hole that you can take your dog to, check out the map below!
Stay safe, and enjoy your swim!