Favorite Swimming Holes According to Outside Magazine

Going to your favorite swimming hole can be the most fun you have all summer. In Texas we have quite a few swimming holes and you can find one near you by checking our website under Texas Swimming Holes. Outside Magazine has compiled their favorites and we have them listed below. We were happy to see Barton Springs made their list.

Outside Magazine's Favorite Swimming Holes

Pikes Falls

Jamaica, Vermont

A 10-foot long rock slide into a pool at Pikes Falls seems to be a favorite activity especially for the younger set. Or is the largest swimming hole, 40 feet wide, 25 feet long, and up to 10 feet deep, just below the waterfall.

Emerald Pools

Nevada City, California

Emerald Pools Falls is an interesting 30 ft. falls on the South Yuba River falling into a gorgeous swimming hole. Cliff jumping is popular here, but also dangerous. This is a favorite location for swimming in the summer.

Mill Creek

Moab, Utah

The emerald green bowls are found in sandstone canyon and past ancient petroglyphs. Mill Creek is shallow with relaxing pools and enough current to push you down a few rock water slides. There are some who like to jump from the base of the falls.

Devils Punchbowl

Aspen, Colorado

This is a popular cliff jumping spot made up of a section of large rocks where water pools along the Roaring Fork River just 10 miles from Aspen.

Diana's Baths

Bartlett, New Hampshire

A meandering stream called Lucy Brook flows down the face of Big Attitash Mountain where near the bottom, it pours over large granite boulders into a Diana's Baths. This is a great area for adults and children alike.

Blue Hole

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

Find a collection of pools on the North Chickamauga Creek Gorge where you can enjoy a lazy swim or find a rope swing in what many describe as some of the most beautiful country in the southeast. The creek is littered with boulders which form the numerous swimming holes.

Barton Springs Pool

Austin, Texas

Barton Springs Pool in the 358 acre popular Zilker Park is three acres and is fed from underground springs with temperatures of 68-70 degrees. The pool attracts people from all walks of life year around.

Johnson's Shut-Ins

Middle Brook, Missouri

Note only does this attraction provide a great place to swim but also the wilderness qualities and geology give this rugged area wonderful for camping, hiking, and picnicking. Just 2 hours from St. Louis and you're at the East Fork of the Black River.

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