This Waterfall Swimming Hole In Arkansas Is Perfect For A Summer Day
Natural Dam is one of the easiest waterfalls in Arkansas to reach by car—really, absolutely no hiking is required. You can simply drive up and park next to this natural wonder. And after you get out of your car, you can dive right in. (Actually, please don’t dive. It’s not safe for diving.) But you can simply walk a few steps to wet your ankles beneath the falls, and climb just a little piece of trail to find an awesome swimming hole above the falls.
The dam is so perfect it looks man-made, but it’s actually a natural feature of the Boston Mountain region of the Ozarks. It’s almost 200 feet wide and spans the entire width of Mountain Fork Creek. You could spend the whole day there, swimming, wading, taking pictures, or picnicking. In short, you should climb into your car and drive there immediately after you finish reading this article. Actually, it’s pretty popular, so maybe try a morning or a weekday. You can find directions here.
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J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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