10 Little Known Swimming Spots In Ohio That Will Make Your Summer Awesome
Summertime is the best time.
If you’re looking for some neat places to swim that aren’t your local—and likely crowded—pool, then these 10 lesser-known swimming spots in Ohio are perfect. From stunning quarries to natural swimming holes in Ohio, there’s a little something for everyone. Take the day off, gather the family and head to one of these beautiful spots for an unforgettable beach (or poolside) day of fun in the sun.
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Have you been to any of these places before? What other little-known swimming holes in Ohio would you recommend? Share your thoughts, photos and experiences with us!
It is difficult to determine what the cleanest lake in Ohio is. Many lakes in Ohio and beaches in Ohio are clean and safe to swim in. To stay up to date on the current conditions and water data, click here. There are several quarries that could arguably have the clearest water in the state of Ohio. White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg features a scuba diving resort and designated swimming area. The visibility rarely gets lower than 20 ft. and it averages in the 30 ft. – 40 ft. range, according to the quarry’s website.
Does Ohio have any natural inland lakes?
According to the ODNR Division of Water Resources, there are 110 natural lakes in Ohio that are larger than 5 acres. A total of 21 counties in Ohio feature these natural lakes.
What is the only state with no natural lakes?
Maryland is the only state that does not have any natural lakes. There are lakes within the state, but the lakes are manmade via river embankments and dams.
What state has the least amount of lakes?
Since the state of Maryland has no natural lakes, it is likely the state that has the fewest lakes total. Additional fun fact: The state of Minnesota might be the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” but the state of Alaska is actually home to more than 3 million natural lakes.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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