Looking for a swimming hole to cool off in all this Greenville, South Carolina heat? Local mom Liene shares her list of natural swimming and wading spots in and near Greenville. These lakes, rivers, and creeks are the perfect spots to get wet on a hot summer day.
On these hot, lazy summer days there is nothing better than packing a few beach towels and your bathing suits and heading to a nearby swimming hole to cool off! It’s light outside until after 8 pm, which is great for those who want to avoid the hottest hours of the day and spend a lazy afternoon on the beach of one of the refreshing lakes in the Upstate. Meanwhile, visitors to one of the dozens of mountain creeks will find cool temperatures in the forest shade, enchanting waterfalls, and plenty of places to splash away the longest days of the year.
This article includes:
Lake Keowee public access parks
Lake Jocassee public access parks
Lake Hartwell at Twelve Mile Recreation Area
Long Shoals Wayside Park
Riley Moore Falls, Sumter National Forest
Cedar Shoals Creek, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
Chau Ram County Park
Campbell’s Covered Bridge
Pleasant Ridge County Park
Silver Run Falls
Sliding Rock in Cashiers
Gorges State Park
Lake Placid, Paris Mountain State Park
Pinnacle Lake, Table Rock State Park
Oconee State Park
Do not swim in the Reedy River!