Frenchmen's Hole is a well-known swimming hole popular with locals and visitors. The highlight of this location is a waterfall into a giant pothole 10 feet below, with lots of great spaces for cliff jumping.

Always remember to scout an area before cliff jumping. Make sure your landing space is clear of rocks.

Photos: Alex Kerney

Pack List

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Snack
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Activities Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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