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10 Secret Swimming Holes in the US That Only Locals Know About


Cool down this summer at these wonderful watering holes you may not already know about

Local swimming holes around the country that you may not have known about — until now.

With summer right around the corner you’ll soon be looking for reprieves from the heat in bodies of water — be it a beach, pool, or lake — but switching up the predictable scenery of these warm-weather escapes by hitting a local swimming hole can be a nice change of pace.

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The U.S. has countless swimming holes scattered throughout most states, many of which you’ve likely never heard of unless you’re from the area. Hawaii is home to many, including the two on this list: Chutes and Ladders off the side of a cliff in Maui and Queen’s Bath in Kauai. Florida, too, is home to plenty of natural springs, aquifers, and swimming holes. One that you’ve likely never heard of is Devil’s Den, which is not only a great watering hole for snorkeling and diving, but also an archeological and paleontological treasure where ancient human artifacts and fossils of extinct species have been found.


7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

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There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

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There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

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There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

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There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

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There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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7 of our favorite ‘secret’ swimming holes in the US

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

There&rsquos no doubt that, for people who decide to travel this summer, there&rsquos going to be a back-to-basics trend in the quest for fun. Road trips, RV rentals, national parks and the great outdoors are poised to be the destinations and trips of choice for many Americans who are ready to leave the confines of their homes over the next few months.

For those who want to cool down, but are looking for an alternative to major water parks and man-made lazy rivers, nature has some fun alternatives in the form of these seven Instagram-worthy natural swimming holes that locals love and visitors surely will, too.

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Watch the video: 10 Secret Swimming Holes You Have to Experience (January 2022).