Everyone In Alabama Must Visit This Epic Natural Spring As Soon As Possible
Southeast Alabama can get quite steamy at certain times of the year, but locals know a hidden gem where the water is clear and cool, and perfect for a hot day. Alabama’s Blue Springs State Park, located near Clio, is named for the underground spring that pumps more than 3,500 gallons of beautiful blue water per hour into two octagonal pools. The sandy-bottomed pools remain a constant 68 degrees year-round making them some of the most perfect swimming holes in Alabama to enjoy on the hottest days of the year.
Have you ever visited Blue Springs? If so, what was your favorite thing about it? What’s your favorite Alabama state park?
If you’re looking for another swimming hole, head to our post on Devil’s Den Falls, a popular waterfall-fed pool located at Cheaha State Park.
Alabama's Blue Springs State Park
What are the best campgrounds in Alabama?
Alabama is home to some of the largest and arguably the best campgrounds in the country. For your next camping adventure, consider a stay at Wind Creek State Park, an underrated park in Alexander City. This scenic lakeside campground has over 500 campsites spanning an area of 320 acres and is ideal for both RV and tent camping. The massive Honeycomb Campground in Grant is a family-friendly spot situated along Lake Guntersville. With 141 RV and tent campsites, you can easily find a site right on the water.
What other swimming holes can I visit in Alabama?
When the weather heats up, we start looking for places to cool off. Sometimes, there’s no better spot than at a swimming hole! Cheaha State Park’s Chinnabee Silent Trail leads visitors to Devil’s Den Falls, a lovely waterfall that feeds a natural swimming hole below. It’s the perfect place to cool off on a hot day and has become a popular spot, so expect crowds! Hippie Hole located in Fort Payne’s Little River Canyon National Preserve is a hidden gem of a swimming hole fed by Martha’s Falls. Surrounded by cliffs that some like to jump from, you’ll find the deepest water by the waterfall.
Are there any waterfall hikes in Alabama?
The Yellowhammer State is home to numerous hikes that lead to epic waterfalls, some of which have swimming holes you can cool off at. If you’re up for a longer hike, the 9-mile trek to Jericho Falls in Scottsboro is well worth it if only to see the gorgeous falls cascading over a rock cliff. For a much shorter waterfall hike, take the Alum Hollow Trail, a relatively easy 2.2-mile out and back trail located close to Huntsville. The waterfall is on the smaller side but no less beautiful. You can find more hikes in our previous post, The 10 Best Waterfall Trails In Alabama.