15 Best Swimming Holes in Arkansas

With over 600,000 acres of lakes and nearly 10,000 miles of streams and rivers, you might expect Arkansas would have some great spots for you to enjoy. At once home to Johnny Cash and Bill Clinton, the state has attracted other notable figures to its waters including Franklin D Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.

The diamond is the official state gem, and you can still prospect in the aptly named Crate of Diamonds State Park. Whether you are searching for sparkling gems, enjoying the state and national parks, or visiting The Folk Capital of America, be sure to check out a swimming hole or two on your way.

Lets have a look at the 15 best Swimming Holes in Arkansas:

1. Lake Bennett, Woody Hollow State Park, AR

Lake Bennett

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Lake Bennett

Woody Hollow State Park is home to the 40 acre Lake Bennett which provides a stunning location for many water based activities. The lake itself was created by Dr. Hugh H. Bennet to study water run-off, silt, and erosion which means the spacious beach is manmade too, but this will hardly spoil your enjoyment of the surroundings.

Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the lake not only provides safe swimming with lifeguards but to help you explore more of the lake there are paddle boats, fishing boats, kayaks and canoes available too.

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