With the end of summer right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your final weekend trips and adventures. This seems like it might be the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy a bit of that summer sun before the leaves change and the snow starts rolling in. The good news is, right now the weather is still scorching hot, and planning to visit a few of the best waterfall swimming holes in Georgia sounds like a great idea. We’ve found a few that we think you might enjoy:
1. The Falls on Waters Creek, Cleveland, GA
If you head toward US 129 about 15 miles north of Cleveland, you're going in the right direction toward The Falls on Waters Creek. Turns out there are three different falls located on Blood Mountain Stream, and this one might just be the coolest to take a dip in.
2. Dukes Creek Falls, Helen, GA
If you take the 2 mile in-and-out trail to Duke Creek Falls, you'll be able to take a quick dip in this gorgeously refreshing swimming hole halfway through. It's a great place to hike with the family and swim under the falls. What's even cooler? This spot is dog-friendly. Bring Fido for a romp in the shallow end.
3. Helton Creek Falls, Blairsville, GA
Helton Creek Falls has some pretty sensational views. Not to mention some awesome swimming opportunities. Like the lower falls for example, where people have brought tubes or yoga mats to slide down the rocks into the water.
4. Blue Hole Falls, Hiawassee, GA
This water is not only incrediblly clear, it's also refreshing during those warm summer months. It is located just a few miles north of Helen, Georgia, and may be difficult to find, so use your GPS and don't forget to bring your swimsuit!
5. Sea Creek Falls, Suches, GA
Sea Creek Falls may just be the most hidden of all these waterfall swimming holes, but it definitely deserves some recognition. You can climb the side of the falls and find some peace and quiet within nature.
6. Edge of the World, Dawsonville, GA
Bring a tube to this famed swimming hole and enjoy floating in the refreshing water. It may be a bit crowded at first, but if you hike down away from the usual drop in spot, you'll find more privacy and more empty pockets to swim in.
7. High Shoals Falls, Dallas, GA
This is certainly not the most difficult waterfall to get to. Make sure you visit after a decent rain storm so that the falls has a bit more oomph and the water is higher than usual. Also, ignore the fact that the trail to the falls runs alongside an older graveyard.
8. Jacks River Falls, Epworth, GA
Let me tell you something, this trail is not for the faint of heart. If you're looking for more hike-a-lot-than-reward-yourself-with-a-swim-in-extremely-clear-Georgia-water type of waterfall swimming hole, than Jacks River Falls will be the place.
9. Raven Cliff Falls, White County, GA
This waterfall may be the most popular one of them all. But with good reason....the views are absolutely stunning. The waterfall features an unusual cascade of falls, not to mention three different drops all into the deep pool below. Perfect for a good swim.
10. Watson Mills Falls, Comer, GA
You absolutely should bring the entire family for this one. Watson Mills Falls is located in Watson Mill Bridge State Park, and has a ton of neat attractions nearby. But many people, and families, frequent the river shoals to cool off during the summer months.
How about that for a weekend cool down? Take an adventure to any of these spots above and cross swimming under a waterfall off your bucket list.