Here Are 9 Alabama Swimming Holes That Will Make Your Summer Epic

Alabama is well known for having very hot summers. And with warmer months right around the corner, you’re probably dreading the heat and thinking of places to swim in Alabama where you can cool off. Luckily, there are several rivers, creeks, and lakes located throughout the state that offer great swimming spots, which are often referred to as “swimming holes.” And they’re some of my favorite places to spend warm summer days. If you’re looking for a great way to beat the upcoming summer heat, be sure to check out the following nine swimming holes in Alabama.

Wanna discover more about some of these swimming holes? Here’s a cool YouTube video by This Is Alabama highlighting some of the best Alabama swimming holes.

Have you ever been to any of these nine swimming holes in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments. Also, if you have a favorite swimming hole, please share that with us as well.

Aside from swimming holes, did you know that Alabama has some great beaches? Be sure to check out this previous article showcasing 8 of the best beaches in Alabama.

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May 10, 2022

What's one of the best Alabama swimming holes that belongs on everyone's summer bucket list?

Do you enjoy swimming? If so, you're in luck because there are many great places to swim in Alabama including some pretty amazing swimming holes. One of the best Alabama swimming holes is the Hippie Hole. The Hippie Hole is a popular swimming spot for locals and visitors alike. Nestled within North Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne, this secluded swimming hole features a waterfall and has become a summer tradition for many families. There's no denying that the Hippie Hole is a true hidden gem and belongs on everyone's summer bucket list. After visiting just once, the Hippie Hole will certainly become one of your favorite swimming spots.

Which two swimming lakes in Alabama are perfect for a summer day trip?

Alabama is filled with many incredible lakes that are popular for swimming during the summer months when the weather is warm. Two Alabama lakes that are well known for a variety of recreational activities, specifically swimming, are Lake Guntersville and Lewis Smith Lake (aka Smith Lake). Covering approximately 69,000 acres, Lake Guntersville is Alabama's biggest lake. It's located in Guntersville. Lewis Smith Lake is located in Cullman, Walker, and Winston counties. It's one of the nation's cleanest lakes, which makes it the perfect place to spend the day swimming. So, if you're looking for somewhere to help beat the summer heat, look no further than these two lakes. You're going to love them!

What are some of the best beaches in Alabama?

It is no secret that there are some beautiful beaches in Alabama. And here are some of the best beaches in Alabama that we recommend:

  • Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores
  • Gulf Shores Main Public Beach, Gulf Shores
  • Orange Beach, Orange Beach
  • West End Public Beach, Dauphin Island
  • Beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Shores
  • Alabama Point Beach, Orange Beach
  • Fort Morgan Beach, Gulf Shores
  • West End Public Beach, Dauphin Island
  • Robinson Island, Orange Beach
  • Romar Beach, Orange Beach

Here’s a previous article highlighting some more of the best beaches in Alabama.