Nature May 28, 2017
If You Didn’t Know About These 11 Swimming Holes In Wisconsin, You’ve Been Missing Out
We’re all sitting around desperately waiting for warmer weather, but when it gets here, we’ll want to find a way to cool off. With so many creeks, rivers and lakes, there are plenty of opportunities around our great state to take a dip and wash away some of the summer heat.
Here are 11 places you can find a little swimming hole to wile away some summer hours.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Dells of the Eau Claire Park - Aniwa
Check out the ancient volcanic rock that's been worn away by millions of years by the Eau Claire River. The scenery is beautiful and the rocks do create some waterfalls and rapids, but there are plenty of calm spots to dip your toes in, as well.
Located at County Highway Y, Aniwa, WI 54408.
2. Soo Lake - Newbold
Obviously lakes are a great place to cool off, but what makes Soo Lake a good option is that it's just 13 feet deep. There's not a lot of boat traffic here and you'll be able to swim and play to your heart's content.
Located west of Rhinelander off State Hwy K.
3. Minooka Park - Waukesha
This 4-acre pond has lifeguards on duty and is open from 11 am - 7 pm daily. Located at 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha.
4. Turtle Creek - Beloit
Turtle Creek flows from Turtle Lake near Delavan, Wisconsin to the Rock River in South Beloit, Illinois. The calm little scenic waterway offers plenty of opportunities to slip in the water and cool off.
5. Amnicon Falls - South Range
The Amnicon River creates plenty of opportunity to take a dip here in this state park. Check out the waterfalls and enjoy your time in this natural swimming hole. Located at 4279 S County Road U, South Range, WI 54874.
6. Redgranite Quarry - Redgranite
Definitely don't go here without supervision and strong swimmers. But this former quarry draws folks from all over to relax and enjoy a day out of the heat. Located at Highway 21 (Between Division and Dedrick St)
Redgranite, Wisconsin, WI 54970
7. Willow Flowage - Little Rice
Isolated from roads and development, the Willow Flowage is an artificial lake in Oneida County formed by a dam on the Tomahawk River. There are 106 islands and 73 miles of shoreline here, almost all of it undeveloped. It's a bit of a wilderness escape. Located west of US Hwy 51 along County Hwy Y in Onieda County.
8. Hartman Creek State Park
Located at the southern end of the Chain O' Lakes, this park has the eponymous creek, but also several small lakes that lack the traffic of the larger ones further north. Located at N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981.
9. Fox Brook Park - Brookfield
This former quarry is a great place to cool off or play in the sand. Located at 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield.
10. Willow River State Park - Hudson
This state park has tons to offer the outdoor enthusiast and there are plenty of places to slide into the river and cool off after a busy and hectic day. Located at 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, WI 54016.
11. Quarry Beach - Sheboygan
Part swimming hole, part water park, this place has stood the test of time and brings folks in for a great day frolicking in the water. Located at 3401 Calumet Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53083.
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