After you read the story on our favorite lakes, creeks, pools and other places to swim (The Water's Fine, August 2013), check out these swimming holes and parks we just couldn't fit in the print edition:
Not just a water park, but where Davis County locals go for mini-golf, batting cages and a slice of house-made cherry pie. On Fridays and Saturdays, swim all day and watch a concert at night. 1325 S. Main St., Kaysville, 801-451-5379, cherry-hill.com
Enjoy a raspberry shake while sitting on the sandy beaches of Utah’s own “Caribbean of the Rockies.” The calm turquoise-blue water is perfect for waterskiing and wakeboarding. Head up for Raspberry Days, Aug. 1–3 in Garden City, for some of the best raspberries in the state. 50 S. Garden City, bearlake.org
Meadow Hot Springs
In the tiny town of Meadow, three natural spring pools rest in an open meadow. The springs are located on private property, but the owners have opened them to the public with posted signs at the gate. For info and directions visit utahoutdooractivities.com.
For those looking for more of an adrenaline rush this summer Seven Peaks has over 16 waterslides, a 400 thousand gallon wave pool and a quarter-mile lazy river waiting to whisk you away. With two locations, there is plenty of water to go around. 1200 W. 1700 South, SLC, 801-972-3300; 1330 E. 300 North, Provo, 801-373-8777, sevenpeaks.com
Locals show up every weekend to jump from one of the rocky cliffs that surround the reservoir. With an average depth of 65 feet there is more than enough water to perfect your belly flop. Still, be very careful. Weber, just off Utah State Route 39
North Shore Aquatic Center
Break out coconut bikinis for this Hawaiian-themed aquatic center. Kick back and hang loose with a water slide, aquatic jungle gym and lazy river. Don’t forget to catch the lifeguards famous “Safty Dance” every hour on the pool deck. 245 E. 2550 North, North Ogden, northshoreaquaticcenter.com
Click here for our August 2013 story, The Water's Fine.