12 Top Secret Swimming Holes


We’re always looking for novel travel destinations. How’s this for an idea: Link together these (no-longer-so) top secret swimming holes, as identified by USA today.


The first is only 2 hours from where I live and I’ve never been there. This may be the summer!


Whether these are in your back yard or along a route you’re planning, check them out – and get out for a swim.  Let the child in you play in the water!


12 Top Secret Swimming Holes




  1. The Grotto—Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario. And if you’re looking to spice things up just a little, Top 10 skinny dipping spots in Georgian Bay.


  1. Aztec Falls–San Bernardino National Forest, California


  1. Cummins Falls—Cummins Falls State Park, Tennessee


  1. Havasu Falls—Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona


  1. Dorset Quarry, Vermont


  1. Hamilton Pool—Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas


  1. Pools of ‘Ohe’o—Haleakala National Park, Hawaii


  1. Johnson’s Shut-Ins—Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Missouri


  1. Opal Pool—Willamette National Forest, Oregon


  1. Sliding Rock—Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina


  1. Sooke Potholes—Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, British Columbia


  1. Wakulla Springs—Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida



Which of these do you plan to visit?   Or….Where are your favorites?




Healer, author, and motorcycle aficionado Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark on their own journey of self-discovery. No helmet or jacket required.

2 Comments on “12 Top Secret Swimming Holes

  1. Oregon! What fun. I have also wanted to put together a ride visiting haunted hotels or bed and breakfasts. 😉

    • Love that too! The haunted hotels would be cool. We can concoct lots of interesting themes.

      Thanks Elizabeth!


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