9 Pennsylvania Swimming Holes That Will Make Your Summer Memorable

Summer is here, and it’s time to get creative with your aquatic destinations. You can only go to the community pool so many times before its rectangular regularity gets a bit… bland. Here are some of the best naturally occurring or at least, lake-ish, swimming holes in Pennsylvania.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

9. Rock Run, Williamsport

Backpacker magazine named Rock Run one of the best watering holes in the United States, and after you watch this video, I bet you’ll agree. Click here for more information about Rock Run.

Wow, all of the places on this list are gorgeous and appear to be truly refreshing places to escape the summer heat. What are your favorite swimming holes in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the comments! Be sure you also add the largest outdoor swimming pool (at Mountain Pines Campground) in Pennsylvania to your must visit list this summer.

Address: PA-381, Ohiopyle, PA, USA
Address: 4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020, USA
Address: Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
Address: 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050, USA
Address: Lake Erie
Address: 2305 Salt Springs Rd, Montrose, PA 18801, USA
Address: Lackawaxen River, Pennsylvania, USA
Address: 4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA
Address: Loyalsock State Forest, Fox Township, PA 18616, USA
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May 27, 2020

What are the most beautiful beaches in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania might not be on the coast, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some breathtaking beaches. In fact, you’ll find some of the best swimming spots in Pennsylvania at our beaches. Parker Dam State Park, home to Parker Lake, offers an idyllic setting for a summer day. Drop your beach towel on the sandy beach that’s perfect for building sandcastles and sunbathing.

If you like crystal clear swimming spots, head over to Beltzville State Park, home to a 525-foot sandy beach. Bring a picnic along, or stop by the concession stand for a quick bite to eat. If you prefer to spend your time on the water, go kayaking or paddle boating.

Where can I go tubing in Pennsylvania?

For summer outdoor adventures in Pennsylvania, consider spending a day tubing on the water. You can meander down several lazy rivers in Pennsylvania, including Stonycreek River in Johnstown. Slip into the water with Coal Tubin’, which offers several adventures and welcomes children.

If you prefer hanging out at waterparks instead of on the river, you can’t go wrong with the Runaway River Lazy River at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. The beautiful lazy river meanders 1,600 feet . While you’ll enjoy a relaxing glide down the river, be prepared to spin right under a few waterfalls.

Are there any inflatable waterparks in Pennsylvania?

One of the most unique outdoor adventures awaits at Dutch Springs Aqua Park in Bethlehem. The park boasts inflatable attractions, including icebergs and slides you can slip down and right into the cool water of Dutch Springs. The waterpark also features smaller inflatables for the little ones. If you’re a scuba diver, you’re going to love Dutch Springs. It offers the opportunity to go snorkeling and scuba diving. You can also kayak on the shimmering water of the spring.

 

Address: PA-381, Ohiopyle, PA, USA
Address: 4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020, USA
Address: Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
Address: 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050, USA
Address: Lake Erie
Address: 2305 Salt Springs Rd, Montrose, PA 18801, USA
Address: Lackawaxen River, Pennsylvania, USA
Address: 4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA
Address: Loyalsock State Forest, Fox Township, PA 18616, USA