Summer is here, and it’s time to start planning which Pennsylvania swimming holes you’ll head to in order to stay cool all season long. After all, you can only go to the community pool so many times before its rectangular regularity gets a bit… bland. If you’ve been asking yourself about the best swimming holes in PA, look no further! Here are some of the best naturally occurring or at least, lake-ish, swimming holes in Pennsylvania.

8. Rock Run, Williamsport

Rock Run has been named one of the best watering holes in the United States, and after you watch this video, we bet you’ll agree.

We’ve got some pretty amazing swimming holes in PA, don’t we? What are your favorite Pennsylvania swimming holes? Let us know in the comments! Be sure you also add Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor swimming pool (at Mountain Pines Campground) to your must-visit list this summer.

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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.

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