Can I let you in on a little secret? The rest of the country hates us because of our weather. Parts of lovely Northern California can easily climb into triple digits, but with our low humidity and clear skies, we can understand why so many are jealous of us. And even better, we know about the best swimming holes in Northern California, where you can cool off when the weather gets hot!

When it comes to taking a dip on a hot day, there are a few swimming holes you may not even know about. While the rest of Northern California goes to the same beach again every year, here are a few places you can go to impress your family and friends. Put these on your to-do list for when the temperatures start heating up!

Now, there’s just one thing you need to do before grabbing your inner tube and hopping in the car. Remember that the water at some of these spots may be a little lower, depending on the time of year and the amount of precipitation Northern California has received. Mother Nature isn’t always generous with our rain and snow, so be sure to check the levels, be safe out there, and don’t go diving off of any rocks. Okay, we’re done telling you what to do. Go have some fun!

Have you been to any of the best swimming holes in Northern California? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’re making a list of the best places to cool off, make sure you visit Emerald Pools In Northern California; it’ll take you back to the good ol’ days!

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