9 Swimming Spots Near LA That Aren’t The Beach (part 2)

Here’s a promised second part of 9 Swimming Spots Near LA That Aren’t The Beach. Enjoy and be safe!

Silverwood Lake

Imagine stretches of white, sandy beaches. Now, imagine yourself there chilling and cooling down from your busy work week. Sounds good? Then head to the Silverwood Lake! It’s just over an hour’s drive from L.A. There are lifeguards, bathrooms and parking onsite. While this is a great spot for swimming, you’ll need to check the water quality online before you go.


Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s four-season mountain lake escape. Located in the heart of Southern California – and an easy drive from Phoenix and Las Vegas – Big Bear Lake is the jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest and known for excellent fishing, snowboarding and skiing, hiking, mountain biking and so much more! This 7-mile long lake has numerous “beaches” for families and groups of friends to set up camp for the day.


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Deep Creek Hot Springs

This incredible aquatic oasis is located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest. These regionally significant springs offer both hot and cold recreational opportunities, but beaware of a number of risks you should consider before dipping in. Due to the high number of visitors, it has one of the highest counts of Fecal Coliform. The Hot Springs pools also contain a rare and sometimes fatal disease called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. On top of that, you’ll need plenty of water for the hike there and uphill hike back and keep an eye out for rattle snakes.


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Sandy Cove at Hume Lake

If you love swimming, kayaking and exploring coves or hiking to waterfalls, this one is perfect for you. Motorized boats are prohibited which makes it clean and stress-free.

REMEMBER: Your safety is your responsibility. Always check with park officials before swimming and follow the tips below.

  • Only swim in designated swimming areas.
  • Do not consume alcohol when swimming or watching children swim.
  • Recreational floating devices are not replacements for life jackets.
  • Swim with lifeguards present.
  • Pay attention to signs and follow park rules.


Source: secretlosangeles.com

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