Keenig Creek Is Natural Swimming Hole In Oregon That's A Total Hidden Gem
By Sarah McCosham|Published June 30, 2022
I write like it's my job - because it is! I have a Master's in English and love words: crossword puzzles, Scrabble games, Wordle, and, of course, good, old-fashioned books.
I'm a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState, and a contributing writer at Cincinnati Magazine. I love the Great Outdoors and am endlessly awestruck by this beautiful country of ours. Coffee keeps me going, yoga keeps me sane, my kids keep me grounded, and my writing keeps me inspired.
When summer strikes in the PNW, the best course of action is to head outdoors… to the water! Here in Oregon, we love outdoor recreation 24/7/365, and don’t let a little (or, okay, a lot) heat and humidity keep us from the trails. Especially if said trails lead to a beautiful, natural swimming pool. In Tillamook State Forest, Keenig Creek is a beautiful, babbling stream that’s home to a cerulean-blue natural pool. It’s a total hidden gem swimming hole in Oregon, and one of our favorite incentives to hit the trails mid-summer.