11 Best Swimming Holes California

Updated on: December 2020

Best Swimming Holes California in 2020


Swimming Holes of California (Pro Tour)

Swimming Holes of California (Pro Tour)
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Swimming Holes of California

Swimming Holes of California
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Swimming Holes of California: Day Trips With a Splash

Swimming Holes of California: Day Trips With a Splash
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Wild Guide Wales: Hidden places, great adventures & the good life (Wild Guides)

Wild Guide Wales: Hidden places, great adventures & the good life (Wild Guides)
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Sutro's Glass Palace: The Story of Sutro Baths

Sutro's Glass Palace: The Story of Sutro Baths
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Palm Desert (Images of America)

Palm Desert (Images of America)
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Moon Sacramento & the Gold Country (Moon Handbooks)

Moon Sacramento & the Gold Country (Moon Handbooks)
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The Eye of Envy (Silent)

The Eye of Envy (Silent)
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Nonwe Men's Summer Swimming Wear Casual Beach Shorts Deep Blue 32

Nonwe Men's Summer Swimming Wear Casual Beach Shorts Deep Blue 32
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  • Mesh lining
  • Tie closure,waistband can not stretch
  • Side pocket with small hole for water drainage and small item storage
  • Quick dry,breathable,soft and lightweight
  • Machine wash

SAGUARO Mens Womens Quick Dry Water Shoes Barefoot Aqua Socks Beach Swim Diving Surf Kayaking Yoga Trip Outdoor Exercise

SAGUARO Mens Womens Quick Dry Water Shoes Barefoot Aqua Socks Beach Swim Diving Surf Kayaking Yoga Trip Outdoor Exercise
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Intex 18ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover

Intex 18ft X 48in Metal Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover
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  • Triple strong, SUPER-TOUGH laminated sidewalls are reinforced with an all-around band to keep frame legs firmly in Place
  • Ready for water in 60 minutes, - Follow the Instructional DVD for easy set up, and enjoy the fun! water capacity: (90%) 6, 423 gallons
  • Includes: krystal clear cartridge filter pump 1, 500 GPH (110 - 120V). ladder. Ground cloth. Debris cover
  • Set-up and maintenance DVD. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area
  • New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity
  • Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions. Number of people-8 or more. Age grading- 6+

The Best Swimming Holes in New Hampshire

If you're like me, you're counting down the days until summer begins. And with summer comes day trips to New Hampshires Best Swimming holes.

As always, use precaution when swimming in an unfamiliar area. Do not dive in shallow areas. And do not swim in strong currents. For safety, seek out the assistance of a local who knows the swimming holes well. They are great guidance.

1. Livermore Falls

The swimming hole at Livermore Falls is located in the town of Campton. There are two parts to this swimming holes. The first part is at the base of the trail. At the end of the trail, it opens up to a medium sized area. The golden sand beneath your feet is right under the sun, and usually very hot. Be careful. The area is large enough for a few families. However, there are a lot of rocks to sit on too. The swimming hole has a small shallow area but quickly drops. This area has very little to no current and is suitable for children and families.

2. Livermore Falls part 2

The second swimming hole at Livermore Falls is for an older crowd. Its located down the river from upper Livermore Falls. I do not encourage riding the rapids down to the lower falls. They can be very fast and dangerous. Plus, a few pointed rocks litter the river bed. Under the railroad truss is a very deep spot in the Pemigewassett River. There are several rock outcropping to perch your body on and fly off. The best part is the large rope swing that hangs from the truss. Visitors often use this rope for acrobatics. Some locals do jump from the top of the railroad truss. I never would and think it's much to dangerous to attempt.

3. Lower Falls

The Kancamagus Highway, nicknamed "The Kanc," is a scenic route through New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains region. Close to the middle of "The Kank" is lower falls. If ever there were a natural water park, this would be it. Rock slides and waterfalls make this area the perfect place to bask in the summer sun all day. Some dangerous spots, but for the most part, as long as you can keep your balance, it's a tremendous place. Whether you choose to go down the main slide or just sit beneath a waterfall as hundreds of gallons of cold water wash over you, it's a thrill like no other. This place is a must visit. Just note that this is a very popular swimming hole, even during the week.

4. Diana's Bath

Diana's Bath is another very popular destination. It's a swimming hole and a well known hiking trail. However, the few times I've visited, there was not much swimming. The water here is extremely cold. But the waterfall is beautiful and the emerald green pool it dips into is a welcome pleasure after a 1 mile hike to get there. Be sure to explore the falls by climbing the stairs to the right of the swimming hole.

5. Indian Leap

Technically, you can't swim at Indian leap. Of course, that hasn't stopped the locals from stealing a few hours in this hidden gem. Located in Lincoln, Indian Leap is one of the smaller swimming holes. Not much room for wading or swimming. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in adrenaline rushing excitement. The leap from the top of the Indian Leap rock is at least 50 feet. Additionally, you have to land in a very specific area or you could hit a few nearby rocks. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Again, I would suggest asking the locals where and when to swim in this area. If you choose not to swim, you should still check it out. It's a very nice shaded area hidden behind an old Italian restaurant.

There are a dozen or more swimming holes I have visited in New Hampshire. These five however, are a notch above the rest. If you're in New Hampshire for vacation, feel free to visit these swimming holes. And please, clean up after yourselves. Nobody should have to do it for you.

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