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7 Spectacular Swimming Holes In The United States (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/30/10 09:59 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

Summertime and swimming holes are synonymous in many of our minds. Who doesn't strike up the image of children jumping into swimming holes as an emblem of summer? While beaches may be first choice for many, we here at HuffPost Green are big fans of swimming holes. Especially when we consider the water quality of our nation's oceans, many more may opt for swimming holes in rivers, ponds, lakes or streams. So take the plunge and head to your favorite swimming hole.

But first, flip through our slideshow for some destination inspiration. And, as always, we want to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite swimming holes in the comments.

Havasu Falls, (Supai, AZ)
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Swimming Hole Expert Pancho Doll describes Arizona’s Havasu Falls as “the best swimming hole in the world.” With waters as blue as in the Caribbean, this waterfall stretches one hundred feet high. The Falls are located along the Grand Canyon’s south rim and are within the domain of the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Accessing the “shangri-la of the Grand Canyon” can be quite a challenge. Visitors can either trek 10 miles or charter a helicopter to take a dip in this renowned swimming hole.
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