Places to Swim and Swimming Holes

Swimming is the sport of playing in the water. A swimming hole is a place in a river, stream, creek, spring or other body of water that is deep enough to swim in. Most of the time a swimming hole is located in moving water, but people can also swim in the ocean and in lakes.

For safety tips to consider when swimming, please read our section on swimming: Swimming Hole Tips

This section of Backcountry Secrets is our list of places to swim in the outdoors. If you know of any swimming holes, please share.
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 30.782327, -88.103657
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 30.856185, -88.408442
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Alabama
Lat/Lon: 43.785471, -110.731888
Swimming Holes
Alberta
Lat/Lon: 45.265947, -72.183867
Swimming Holes
Belize
Lat/Lon: 17.740185, -88.029327
Kiteboarding & Kitesurfing
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 37.807004, -122.422929
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 37.951761, -122.765307
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
California
Lat/Lon: 32.919899, -117.252831
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 39.765484, -121.790357
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 32.989876, -116.729822
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
California
Lat/Lon: 37.173256, -121.495019
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
California
Lat/Lon: 37.747847, -119.574251
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 34.642547, -118.522267
Hiking & Backpacking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 37.27395, -122.288346
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
California
Lat/Lon: 34.00145, -118.808517
Hiking & Backpacking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 34.474545, -119.707364
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 39.587467, -122.525325
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 40.901707, -122.942505
Swimming Holes
California
Lat/Lon: 40.487752, -123.971003
Swimming Holes
Carinthia
Lat/Lon: 46.619386, 14.254396
Swimming Holes
Ceredigion
Lat/Lon: 52.526353, -4.05756
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Kiteboarding & Kitesurfing
Swimming Holes
Colorado
Lat/Lon: 37.778958, -105.85516
Camping
Swimming Holes
Ecuador
Lat/Lon: -3.225872, -80.04261
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 30.317136, -87.404008
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 30.773293, -86.992278
Camping
Canoeing
Kayak Park & Play
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 29.965643, -82.770309
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Florida
Lat/Lon: 30.204339, -85.857983
Swimming Holes
Georgia
Lat/Lon: 34.76722, -83.920398
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.888597, -159.50257
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.666331, -158.050839
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.528961, -158.231464
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.748458, -156.982386
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.718647, -155.984906
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.282042, -157.677219
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.281506, -157.677492
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.369211, -157.709114
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 18.935963, -155.645971
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.596636, -158.104719
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.724428, -155.984783
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 22.208136, -159.597778
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.272794, -157.699242
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.113992, -156.737328
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 19.989058, -155.831064
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.283919, -157.838828
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.923856, -156.696256
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.573967, -158.279136
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.055233, -156.948928
Kayak Park & Play
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.397358, -157.724797
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.696081, -158.010667
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.158372, -156.736775
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 22.223475, -159.582692
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.612322, -158.094319
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.965794, -159.712733
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.186767, -157.248808
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 22.225694, -159.408864
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.337314, -158.125097
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.514092, -157.838925
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.649064, -157.913744
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.391614, -157.714797
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 22.04107, -159.335252
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.893456, -159.406272
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.474661, -158.221656
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.310017, -157.655653
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.873842, -159.436514
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.738906, -156.893681
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.578533, -158.217878
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.628667, -156.169378
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.107536, -156.745264
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.951664, -159.345464
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.298114, -158.074322
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.372028, -158.139958
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 19.950995, -155.861682
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.172186, -156.882372
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 22.081403, -159.764572
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.178453, -157.25095
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.658097, -156.044111
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.749633, -155.983033
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.325458, -157.680431
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.307489, -157.887992
Kayak Park & Play
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.2857, -157.674278
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.662981, -156.043475
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.918181, -156.914739
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.884583, -159.493286
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.674817, -158.041858
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.912552, -159.586797
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.577692, -158.257508
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.70585, -157.996742
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.665475, -158.052097
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.706997, -155.994214
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.601289, -158.103581
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.274344, -157.658342
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.315569, -157.663628
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 21.638147, -158.065814
Swimming Holes
Hawaii
Lat/Lon: 20.689739, -156.443886
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.117835, -111.288157
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.825088, -111.905746
Camping
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.503911, -111.7629
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.327769, -111.213055
Camping
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.384375, -112.092077
Camping
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.964527, -111.860111
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.441007, -111.377066
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.791933, -111.4396
Swimming Holes
Camping
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.642672, -111.6869
Swimming Holes
Camping
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.161888, -111.103878
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.259788, -111.0655527
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.481138, -116.924443
Canyoneering
Hiking & Backpacking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 42.620128, -112.004414
Hot Springs
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.934064, -111.613989
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.925995, -116.442847
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.698846, -111.90457
Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.530764, -116.05793
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 43.965168, -111.6791
Swimming Holes
Idaho
Lat/Lon: 44.211786, -116.106442
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Illinois
Lat/Lon: 38.145358, -88.953552
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Indiana
Lat/Lon: 39.800772, -86.277931
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Iowa
Lat/Lon: 40.741339, -95.295882
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Iowa
Lat/Lon: 41.59912, -94.20506
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Iowa
Lat/Lon: 40.702581, -95.292524
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Ireland
Lat/Lon: 53.569065, -9.490471
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Kentucky
Lat/Lon: 38.946727, -84.348478
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Kentucky
Lat/Lon: 38.20944, -84.93747
Swimming Holes
Maine
Lat/Lon: 44.315074, -68.336833
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Maryland
Lat/Lon: 39.54509, -79.13725
Backcountry Skiing
Camping
Canoeing
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Swimming Holes
Michigan
Lat/Lon: 42.650122, -86.209717
Swimming Holes
Michigan
Lat/Lon: 43.136882, -85.395784
Camping
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
Minnesota
Lat/Lon: 46.843711, -92.009511
Swimming Holes
Missouri
Lat/Lon: 36.610834, -93.310103
Swimming Holes
Missouri
Lat/Lon: 39.401979, -94.258232
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Horseback
Montana
Lat/Lon: 45.238272, -111.347637
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Rock / Ice Climbing
Nebraska
Lat/Lon: 42.175234, -97.56945
Swimming Holes
Horseback
New Hampshire
Lat/Lon: 42.864703, -71.507725
Swimming Holes
Whitewater
New Mexico
Lat/Lon: 34.9400589, -104.6730446
Swimming Holes
New Mexico
Lat/Lon: 34.941487, -104.678027
Canoeing
Swimming Holes
New York
Lat/Lon: 44.891164, -75.139968
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
New York
Lat/Lon: 43.535685, -75.902588
Canoeing
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.949227, -83.731956
Swimming Holes
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 39.968898, -83.724618
Camping
Swimming Holes
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 41.070551, -82.253394
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Ohio
Lat/Lon: 40.6021, -82.4744
Hot Springs
Swimming Holes
Oklahoma
Lat/Lon: 36.30322, -95.047381
Camping
Swimming Holes
Oklahoma
Lat/Lon: 34.430417, -97.147722
Camping
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Oklahoma
Lat/Lon: 34.426063, -97.150211
Camping
Swimming Holes
Hiking & Backpacking
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 43.272956, -79.974632
Hiking & Backpacking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Swimming Holes
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 44.051075, -80.083942
Swimming Holes
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 46.01127, -77.273026
Hiking & Backpacking
Rock / Ice Climbing
Swimming Holes
Ontario
Lat/Lon: 45.754761, -78.294886
Camping
Swimming Holes
Oregon
Lat/Lon: 44.322759, -123.489928
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Oregon
Lat/Lon: 42.246469, -123.690004
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Oregon
Lat/Lon: 45.355975, -121.986673
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Panama
Lat/Lon: 9.14385, -79.04466
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Swimming Holes
Whitewater
Pennsylvania
Lat/Lon: 41.82972, -78.96444
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Camping
Canoeing
Quebec
Lat/Lon: 45.58303, -75.98215
Camping
Canoeing
Caving / Spelunking
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
South Dakota
Lat/Lon: 43.894906, -103.482395
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Texas
Lat/Lon: 30.94435, -103.783258
Swimming Holes
Texas
Lat/Lon: 30.263891, -97.769678
Swimming Holes
Texas
Lat/Lon: 30.731111, -98.370556
Swimming Holes
Texas
Lat/Lon: 29.589132, -94.287157
Swimming Holes
Texas
Lat/Lon: 31.944151, -97.396202
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes
Utah
Lat/Lon: 38.288581, -111.163176
Swimming Holes
Utah
Lat/Lon: 40.5238, -111.4851
Hot Springs
Swimming Holes
Utah
Lat/Lon: 38.565769, -109.4965
Swimming Holes
Utah
Lat/Lon: 40.3908, -111.6455
Hiking & Backpacking
Horseback
Camping
Swimming Holes
Utah
Lat/Lon: 41.849028, -111.349944
Swimming Holes
Vermont
Lat/Lon: 43.480515, -73.201733
Camping
Swimming Holes
Canoeing
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.514799, -118.146093
Camping
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.296842, -118.146908
Camping
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.569785, -118.113252
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.614744, -117.899874
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 47.436854, -121.511278
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.612938, -117.539549
Camping
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 46.266306, -118.852226
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 47.066556, -119.312468
Camping
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 48.58208, -118.110795
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Washington
Lat/Lon: 46.63117, -123.23431
Swimming Holes
Camping
Hiking & Backpacking
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 43.944524, -90.0001
Camping
Canoeing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Cross-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Wisconsin
Lat/Lon: 42.935815, -88.465862
Camping
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking & Backpacking
Swimming Holes
Wyoming
Lat/Lon: 44.618295, -110.860017
Swimming Holes
Wyoming
Lat/Lon: 42.730181, -108.858059
Hiking & Backpacking
Mountain Biking
Swimming Holes