These 5 Swimming Spots Have The Most Pristine Water Near Pittsburgh

Summers get pretty darn hot in Pittsburgh. Some days, in fact, feel like we’re walking straight into a sauna. While A/C’s a great way to stay cool all summer long, sometimes we want to spend those hot summer days outdoors, soaking up the sun and staying cool in a pristine lake, like these five swimming spots near Pittsburgh.

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What are your favorite swimming spots near Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments! Up for a relaxing summertime hike? Follow the Youghiogheny River Trail Near Pittsburgh, a 3.7-mile out-and-back hike with a waterfall finish.

Address: Laurel Hill State Park, 1454 Laurel Hill Park Rd, Somerset, PA 15501, USA
Address: Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd, Portersville, PA 16051, USA
Address: Raccoon Creek State Park, 3000 PA-18, Hookstown, PA 15050, USA
Address: Keystone State Park, 1150 Keystone Park Rd, Derry, PA 15627, USA
Address: Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505, USA