This Swimming Spot Has The Clearest, Most Pristine Water Near Portland

Nestled deep in a 500-year-old forest sits this amazing river and pool that serves up some of the best swimming near Portland. With crystal blue waters, Opal Pool offers the clearest water around, and as many great swimming spots do, draws serious crowds on the hot summer weekends. This spot has the clearest water near Portland, and will have you wanting to take a road trip asap.

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To get there, follow I-5 to exit 253 in Salem and take East Santiam Highway 22 to the end of Road 2209.