7 Swimming Spots With The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In Arizona

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:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Since it’s still hot outside, visiting any of these places seems like the perfect solution to a hot day! If you want to check out some other water spots in Arizona, be sure to read our previous article, 6 Gorgeous Arizona Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight With No Hiking Required. Enjoy!