7 Swimming Spots With The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Arizona
By Monica Spencer|Published August 17, 2016
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As much as I wish the fall season was already here, I am glad that we Arizonans get just a little more time to enjoy the more traditional summer activities. Swimming in local lakes, hiking in the mountains, getting a nice, crispy burn because you forgot sunscreen; these are all activities that Arizonans get to experience at least a month longer than our friends in other parts of the country.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at some spots around the state that feature lovely, crystal clear water that is perfect for a mid-day swim from now through early October. In fact, it’s even better that we post this article after school started up because these spots will be even quieter, especially on weekdays, making a visit to any of these seven spots perfect for a quick escape from your hectic life.
So, take a look at these lakes and swimming holes to find your next favorite retreat: