Along with the peace and tranquility of a summer stay at Silver Ridge Resort, your party may be interested in swimming. Here is a list of some of the best swimming holes near Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Silver Ridge Resort.
Please note: There are no lifeguards at these natural locations. It is up to you and your party to assess swimming conditions, and to monitor your own safety.
And please help everyone maintain the pristine nature of these beautiful places.
Swimming Holes Near Eureka Springs
From nearest to Silver Ridge, to furthest…
Hogscald Hollow is located on Beaver Lake, just 3.5 miles from Silver Ridge. The valley has a stunning collection of spring fed streams, waterfalls, and collecting pools. The waterfalls are rain dependent. Be aware of water flowing over Hogscald Rd./CR 148 after heavy rains. As always, please “leave no trace” while exploring this area.
Big Clifty Park , 6.5 miles from Silver Ridge, is a camping and day-use spot on Beaver Lake where swimming and paddle sports opportunities abound. You can put a boat in at this park and paddle upstream to the magical Hogscald Hollow.
Rockhouse Creek Access is a public access point on the Kings River where many visitors launch boats for paddle sports and fishing excursions. Downstream from this sandy spot the river deepens, creating a nice swimming hole and wading streams. The swimming at this location is rain dependent. Check weather and river levels for best conditions.
The War Eagle River is a meandering tributary that originates in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas and runs along the south side of Withrow Springs State Park. The swimming hole is accessed from the War Eagle Trail at Withrow Springs, hiking north to south, as it drops down from a 150 foot tall bluff line. A cool pool, wading streams, and rock shelves for lounging can be accessed in this area. Be careful with kids along this high and often slippery trail. Check with park officials about water levels as the deeper pools are rain dependent. If the river conditions are not ideal, “safe bets” for you are the pool and wading springs in the park.