Rocky Brook Falls. Credit: Anna Katz and Shane Robinson
Chill out at these perfect family swim spots
Editor's note: In the heat of summer, what better family activity is there than splashing and playing in a refreshingly cool and kid-friendly swimming hole? In their 2018 book "Swimming Holes of Washington: Perfect Places to Play," authors Anna Katz and Shane Robinson list out prime natural swimming spots around Washington — from the Olympics to the Cascades — and provide all the details needed to head out for a family swim. In a special excerpt for ParentMap, they selected five fantastic swimming holes that will particularly appeal to kids and families. Now get splashing!
One note: Kids and water present a situation that calls for very close attention to safety. Check out these water safety guidelines from Seattle Children's.
Text and photos excerpted with permission from "Swimming Holes of Washington: Perfect Places to Play" (Skipstone, June 2018) by Anna Katz and Shane Robinson.
Use the arrows above the image to see all the amazing swimming holes.