10 Refreshing Swimming Holes in Georgia

Don't let the summer heat keep you hiding inside.

It get's HOT in Georgia over the summer and since we know you aren't one to stay inside and cling to the A/C for 3 months, you better find a way to get outside without overheating. Any of these spots are the perfect place to spend a summer day relaxing in the water. Pack a picnic, bring the whole gang along, and enjoy one of Georgia's coolest summer retreats. 

1. Panther Creek Falls


Photo: Kelley Le

2. The Augusta Canal


Photo: Matt Van Swol

3. Emery Creek Falls


Photo: Christian Murillo

4. Tallulah Gorge State Park


Photo: Martin Bravenboer

5. Aquaduct Park (Rae’s Creek)


Photo: Matt Van Swol

6. Vogel State Park


Photo: Christian Murillo

7. High Shoals Creek Falls


Photo: Tiffany Lachner

8. Betty’s Branch


Photo: Matt Van Swol

9. Red Top Mountain State Park


Photo: Christian Murillo

10. Raven Cliff Falls


Photo: Tiffany Lachner

Note: Please be cautious whenever you're exploring near rocky waterfalls. Always keep an eye on currents, slippery rocks, and other potential hazards. Take note of the water's depth and never jump into a pool from height if there is any question about it not being deep enough. Read and heed any warnings posted at trailheads or near waterfalls/swimming holes regarding safety and regulations. Thank you!

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Cover photo: Matt Van Swol

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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