Charlotte

Springs, Lakes and Rivers

This page lists springs, lakes, rivers and other swimming holes in natural bodies of water in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area (South Toe River)

The South Toe River runs alongside the campground, creating a great place to swim, trout fish and tu ...

6000 Highway 80S,, Burnsville,, NC, 28714
Chattooga River

The Chattooga River is without a doubt the Southeast's premier whitewater rafting adventure. In fact ...

851 Chattooga Ridge Rd, SC, 29664
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

On a hot day, you might dream of diving into a mountain lake and being embraced by the sobering chil ...

240 Park Entrance Rd, Seven, Springs,, NC, 28578
Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park has 17 covered shelters available for rent. Eleven shelters will accommodate 150 p ...

Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury,, NC, 28146
Restrooms: YES
Elk Falls

Elk Falls is the most impressive waterfall from a sheer volume standpoint in NE Tennessee/North Caro ...

Elk River Road Elk Park,, NC, 28622
Frank Liske Park

The park’s large, refurbished dairy barn and silo is a popular spot for family and community gatheri ...

4001 Stough Road, Concord, NC
Restrooms: YES
Gragg Prong Falls and Swimming Holes

Gragg Prong Falls is the perfect place to beat the hot weather that rolls in during the late summer ...

Pineola Rd,, Collettsville,, NC, 28611
Green River

The Green River offers a big variety of whitewater fun, from high adventure on big rapids to river t ...

5200 Green River Cove Rd., Saluda, North Carolina
Hebron Rock Colony Swimming Hole

Hebron doesn’t have the biggest and most spectacular waterfalls in the area. That being said, how ma ...

Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway,, Blowing Rock,, NC, 28605
Hooker Falls

For a swimming hole with plenty of swimming, Hooker Falls is your destination. Grab a tube and float ...

Staton Rd, Cedar, Mountain, NC, 28718
Hunt-Fish Falls and Swimming Hole

One of the bigger, more accessible pools is at Huntfish Falls, a three-quarter-mile hike down from p ...

Pineola Rd, Collettsville,, NC, 28611‎
Jones Lake State Park

Start your visit to Jones Lake with a four-mile hike around the perimeter of the lake, checking out ...

4117 Hwy 242 N,, Elizabethtown,, NC, 28337
Kernersville Lake

Opened on June 1, 1990, Kernersville Lake Park has a total of 160 acres, 60 acres of which are taken ...

6408 Old Valley School Rd,, Kernersville,, NC, 27284
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: YES
Lake Greenwood

Lake Greenwood State Park is known locally as the host site for the South Carolina Festival of Flowe ...

302 State Park RD, Ninety Six,, SC, 29666
Lake James

When locals talk about Lake James, they first mention the water, usually using the same two words: c ...

2785 NC-126, NC, Nebo, NC, 28761
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Lake Lure

Lake Lure may be famous as the setting for Dirty Dancing, but a weekend here can play more like an a ...

2948 Memorial Highway,, Lake Lure, NC, 28746
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Lake Marion

Lake Marion is the largest lake in South Carolina (110,600 acres) and is centrally located within th ...

Lake Marion, SC
Lake Murray

Although initially constructed in the 1930's as a hydro- electric generating facility, Lake Murray h ...

3677 State Park Rd, Prosperity, SC
Restrooms: YES
Lake Pines Swim Club

Lake Pines Swim Club could very well be Fayetteville's best kept secret. It's family-friendly, clean ...

1252 Lake Pine Dr, Fayetteville, NC, 28311
Lake Wateree

Lake Wateree fishing and boating can meet the needs of anyone looking for fun on South Carolina lake ...

881 State Park RD, Winnsboro, SC, 29180

Lake Wylie is a reservoir, or man-made lake in the U.S. states of both South Carolina and North Caro ...

Looking Glass Falls

Located near Brevard in the Pisgah National Forest - Looking Glass Falls is that perfect place to ta ...

Hwy 276,, Pisgah Forest,, NC
Midnight Hole

Another very popular swimming hole with a very tall “jump off rock” is Midnight Hole, located about ...

Great Smoky mountain National Park
Morrow Mountain State Park

technically this is a cement pond. And while the pool itself is modern, the bathhouse and surroundin ...

1615 MSC, Raleigh, N.C., 27699
Oconaluftee River

Enjoy an easy canoe trip down the river or a picnic at the Oconaluftee Islands Park in the downtown ...

Quarry, The. Open swim at Carrigan Farms

Located in Mooresville, NC, The Quarry at Carrigan Farms, LLC is a natural, spring fed, body of wate ...

1261 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, NC
Ramsey Creek Park at Lake Norman

The Ramsey Creek Beach will open May 20, 2017 - through Labor Day. Please see above link "Summer 201 ...

18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius,, NC, 28078
Salem Lake

Salem Lake has been called the hidden diamond in the city of Winston-Salem. Located minutes away fro ...

101 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Schoolhouse Falls and Swimming Hole

Schoolhouse Falls is not a tall waterfall (drops about 20 feet), but it makes up for that in beauty! ...

W US Highway 64 & S North Carolina Highway 150,, Lexington,, NC, 27295
Sennet Swimming  Hole

When you romanticize about the perfect swimming hole, you likely envision a deep, cool pool you have ...

Riverview Galleries, 5122 North Roxboro Street,, Durham, NC, 27704
Skinny Dip Falls and Swimming Hole

The Blue Ridge Parkway between NC Highways 276 and 215 is loaded with waterfalls and pools, the best ...

Blue Ridge Pkwy,, Canton,, NC, 28716
Snake Pit Swimming Hole

Snake Pit is one of my favorite spots to go to. The river is wide and the water is deep. You can als ...

US Highway 321, Boone, NC
Squirrel Lake  Park

This 29 acre park contains a fishing pond with pier, 2 shelters with picnic tables, outdoor grill ar ...

1631 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews,, NC
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: YES
Steele Creek Falls

his waterfall mentioned. Potholes are round shaped holes sometimes seen on streams that have rapid o ...

228 N Carolina 181,, Morganton,, NC, 28655
TN Spencer Park

The park has community buildings available for rental for family reunions, meetings, weddings, and g ...

3155 Foxford Rd,, Concord, NC
Trash Can Swimming Hole

Trash Can Falls is a 15 foot waterfall, and a very popular swimming hole especially with the local A ...

US-321,, Boone,, NC, 28607
Tubing the Green River

The Green River is a dam-release river that flows through the mountains of North Carolina, south of ...

Wilderness Cove Tubing & Campground, Saluda,, NC, 28773
U.S. National Whitewater Center

The USNWC utilizes various adventure sports and natural environments onsite and throughout the regio ...

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte,, NC, 28214
Zaloo's Canoes Kayaks and Tubes

ZALOOS Canoes is located on South Fork of the New River, a National Scenic and Wild River and an Ame ...

3874 NC HWY 16 south, Jefferson, NC, 28640