Five Swimming Holes in East Tennessee to Visit This Summer

Looking for a way to cool off this summer?! Grab your swimsuit and head out to one of these swimming holes right outside of the Scruffy City!

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Mead's Quarry

Located south of Ijams Nature Center, Mead’s Quarry is sure to beat your summertime blues! Come explore it’s scenic views and relaxing waters! Besides swimming and hiking, kayaks and standup paddleboards are also available to rent!

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Fort Dickerson

With views of the downtown skyline and mountain tops of the Smokey’s, Fort Dickerson is the perfect spot for a day of swimming and sightseeing! Enjoy walking trails and picnic tables to complete your summer day.

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Philadelphia Quarry

Just around 45 minutes from Downtown Knoxville, the Philadelphia Quarry and it’s clear waters are known as being a prime diving location. Scuba diving classes and diving rentals are available to ensure a unique experience in Philadelphia, TN!

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Midnight Hole

Nestled in the Great Smokey Mountain’s, Midnight Hole is a 6- foot- deep swimming hole located right underneath a waterfall! Just a mile and a half off the trail head of Big Creek trail, this is the prime spot for a short hike and swimming!

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The Cove at Concord Park

The Cove at Concord Park has a little something for everyone! Whether you are looking to swim, fish, paddle board, or walk your four legged friend, this is the spot for you! Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent during the summer.

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