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Everything You Need to Know About Smoky Mountain Swimming Holes

One of the best ways to cool off on a hot summer’s day is with a dip in one of the Smoky Mountain swimming holes! Plus, the price is always right: free! There are always those well-kept secrets that you have to know somebody to find, but all in all, if you have a pair of ears and even the most benign sense of direction, it is a fairly elementary task to find a refreshing swimming hole to cool off in. Here’s everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain swimming holes:

How To Find A Swimming Hole

metcalf bottomsFirst off, water is always going to flow downwards. That is just a simple fact. You can pretty much follow the tributaries from any said body of water and discover the best swimming holes that your paradise has to offer. Your visual sensibilities will not lead you astray in this endeavor.

However, in the case that you do not know where the primary reservoir is for Smoky Mountain swimming holes, your ears are another fail safe when it comes to exploring the wilderness. The rush of even a creek’s current is an unmistakable sound when you are walking through the forest. And the odds are, if you can’t hear a swimming hole, you probably do not want to swim in its stagnant waters in the first place as docile swimming holes are reputed havens for snakes and other creatures who naturally inhabit such tranquil environments.

Get The Right Shoes

Footwear is very important when it comes to exploring these free forays in fun. What goes up must come down, therefore, following the rush of a river down a verdant hill will inevitably end in hiking back up the said summit, inevitably more tired than the original descent after a nice day of swimming around in your new secret swim spot. One wants to be properly equipped to get back to where you came from before the sun goes down, and footwear is a very important factor in completing your day of fun. Follow these simple rules, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make every single day of your summer, an absolute “free-for-all.”

Best Swimming Holes in the Smokies

forest creek great smoky mountainsSince you know a little more about swimming holes in the Smokies, you probably want to know where the best ones are! One of the top places to swim in the national park is the Townsend Y split. This pool of water is about 30 feet wide and 7 to 8 feet deep, and it’s also popular for fishing, tubing, and relaxing. Another top spot where you can swim is along the river at Metcalf Bottoms. There are some shallow portions of the river where the picnic area is, but there are also deeper portions where you can easily swim.

After a fun filled day spent at one of the Smoky Mountain swimming holes, you can dry off and relax at your luxurious cabin! Our cabins are right around the corner from Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and all of the other incredible area attractions. Browse through our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and book one for your next trip today!