If You Didn’t Know About These 10 Swimming Holes In Alaska, They’re A Must Visit
Swimming in Alaska is certainly not for the faint of heart. It requires thick skin, an adventurous personality and the ability to throw all of your inhibitions to the wind. With some super hot summer days upon us in the near future, swimming in the great outdoors is the quickest way to cool down and have a blast while doing so. If you’re daring enough to take the plunge into some chilly water this summer, you gotta check out these 10 swimming holes in Alaska that are truly a must-visit.
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Are you planning on taking a dip to cool off at any of these chilly swimming spots this summer? Do you think these are the best swimming holes in Alaska? Are there any more you would add on to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
The short answer? Anywhere! What you really need to do is figure out how cold that water is and how long you want to be in it. If you’re jumping into a lake on a glacier, you’re going to want a dry suit, an easy access point, and a short swim. If you’re swimming off the coast of Alaska, you’ll want relatively good weather and not much else for a short swim. If you’re staying out there long enough to surf, you might want a wetsuit. The lakes in Alaska can get pretty warm, so you need nothing more than a bathing suit!
What is the best time of year to swim in Alaska?
You’ll want the water to be liquid and not frozen, so we definitely recommend the spring and summer season. Although some surfers are known to go out in the winter and surf those beautiful waves all year long.
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
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