Visiting a swimming hole is the epitome of summer. From carefree splashing and adventurous slip-sliding to wallowing and lazing by the shore, whatever your pleasure the US is splattered with an array of swim holes to suit your heart’s desire.
Never mind if you are looking for that romantic off-the-beaten-track jaw dropping wow factor or whether you just want to let the little people play, nature has provided for all.
Check out the array of water playgrounds below designed by Mother Nature for your pleasure.
1. Havasu Falls, Supai, AZ
Pretty much the swimming hole that wrote the book, Havasu Falls has to be second to none. The southern rim of the Grand Canyon provides the setting for this stunning area of natural beauty.
The sun scorched rock provides the backdrop for the cascading water that thunders over the falls into a pool 100 feet below.
The burnt-orange rock counter poses the unimaginable blue of the pool and invites you into 72 degrees Fahrenheit water year around.
The setting is worthy of a magical tale. The catch? It’s not that easy to get to. The US Postal Service still make deliveries to the local villages here with mules.
To wallow here without a care and soak up the vista you will first need to make either a steep 10-mile hike, hire a pack animal or charter a helicopter.
That said, if you do arrive at its shores, you can be sure it won’t be overrun and will most certainly be worthy of your effort.