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7 Swimming Spots With The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Arizona

As much as I wish the fall season was already here, I am glad that we Arizonans get just a little more time to enjoy the more traditional summer activities. Swimming in local lakes, hiking in the mountains, getting a nice, crispy burn because you forgot sunscreen; these are all activities that Arizonans get to experience at least a month longer than our friends in other parts of the country.

With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at some spots around the state that feature lovely, crystal clear water that is perfect for a mid-day swim from now through early October. In fact, it’s even better that we post this article after school started up because these spots will be even quieter, especially on weekdays, making a visit to any of these seven spots perfect for a quick escape from your hectic life.

So, take a look at these lakes and swimming holes to find your next favorite retreat:

Since it’s still hot outside, visiting any of these places seems like the perfect solution to a hot day! If you want to check out some other water spots in Arizona, be sure to read our previous article, 6 Gorgeous Arizona Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight With No Hiking Required. Enjoy!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.