South Carolina July 24, 2016
These 6 Waterfall Swimming Holes In South Carolina Are Perfect For A Summer Day
Roll into the Dog Days of Summer in the Palmetto State with plans to head to the upstate and cool off in one of these waterfall swimming holes in South Carolina. They’re perfect for a summer day!
1. Chau Ram Falls - Chau Ram County Park, 1220 Chau Ram Park Rd, Westminster, SC 29693
Chau Ram Falls County Park provides great access to Chau Ram Falls over in Oconee County.
Swim, fish, hike on the many trails or just...
...play in the water. The park also has a cool suspension bridge, shown here, where you can see the rapids upstream.
Cham Ram County Park even has a campground so you can make this your homebase for exploring the waterfalls in the Upstate.
Link to Google Map.
2. Riley Moore Falls - Riley Moore Falls Trail, Westminster, SC
Riley Moore Falls is a perfect swimming hole for the whole family.
There's a nice sandy beach and a huge pool for cooling off.
3. Brasstown Falls - near Long Creek, SC
Brasstown Falls has 3 waterfalls in an upper, middle and lower section, respectively.
VIDEO There are swimming holes at the foot of each of the three waterfalls here.
Spend the day surrounded by nature and cool off in a really neat spot.
4. Cedar Falls - Cedar Falls Park, 201 Cedar Falls Road, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Swim and cool off to your heart's content in this great spot for everyone in the family. Take a break from swimming for a chance to branch off onto one of the hiking trails at this park.
Link to Google Map.
5. Chauga Narrows - near Walhalla, SC
The Chauga Narrows is known more as a "rapids" than a true waterfall.
The rapids shoot down a narrow run and then dump into a great pool at the bottom that's deep enough to swim in and still has a gradual sloping entry.
Hike a little over half a mile to get here, then spend an hour or spend a day cooling off in the pools at Chauga Narrows.
Link to directions to get here. 6. Blue Hole Falls - near Walhalla, SC VIDEO
Although Blue Hole Falls is not easy to get to it is worth it. There's a difficult half mile hike to the top of the falls and getting to the bottom to swim is even more challenging. The payoff, if you're up for the challenge, is a pristine swimming spot like you've never seen.
Link to directions to get here.
The Upstate of South Carolina has more waterfalls that most people realize. These waterfall swimming holes offer a chance to cool down on a hot summer day. Please use caution as rocks may be slippery.
Do you have a favorite waterfall swimming hole not on this list, or know of other waterfall swimming holes in South Carolina? We’d love to know in our comments!
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