If you want to make your next swimming adventure a memorable one, you will love finding swimming spots with natural waterfalls attached. And guess what? We’ve already done most of the research so check out these six waterfalls in Arizona to swim in. Each one will make a hot day a little more bearable.

Which of these waterfalls in Arizona to swim in is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. Prefer to dip your toes into a creek? Read some suggestions in 10 Picture Perfect Creeks In Arizona You’ll Want To Visit This Summer.

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Waterfall Swimming Holes in Arizona

What are the best waterfall hikes in Arizona?

One of the best waterfall hikes in Arizona is along the Massacre Falls Trail. This six-mile out-and-back trail leads you through the beautiful desert landscape near tortilla flats. Towards the end of the trail, keep your ears open for the sound of falling water. You'll hear the waterfall before you see it. The waterfall jettisons off the cliff 100 feet above you. Head to Massacre Falls in the spring to see the best water flow and maybe experience one of the best swimming holes in Arizona.

What are the best waterparks in Arizona?

The best waterparks in Arizona include:

  • Hurricane Harbor in Glendale is part of the Six Flags family, so you know you can expect an awesome experience. With over 14 different attractions, from thrill rides to a splash pad, Hurricane Harbor has something for everyone. Give the one-of-a-kind Bahama Blaster a try. This slide defies gravity by blasting you uphill on a jet of water!
  • Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale has an indoor water park perfect for family-friendly fun out of the sun.


Check out where to cool off in Arizona this summer.

What are the most beautiful lakes in Arizona?

Lake Mohave, just north of Bullhead City is a beautiful lake and one of the best swimming holes in Arizona. The beautifully clear, cool waters are perfect for cooling off in the warmer months. Take a kayak out and discover the little hidden coves and beaches this lake has to offer. There are no lifeguards at the lake, and lifejackets are recommended, so be safe and have fun!

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