Article by Rachel Greenberg, originally written for NileGuide

The best North American swimming holes.

Cenote Dzitnup – Valladolid, Mexico
Image: Adam Baker/Flickr

Three Holes – Montgomery, Vermont
Image: mmahaffie/Flickr

Johnson’s Shut-Ins – Ozarks, Missouri
Image: reallyboring/Flickr

Hamilton Pool – Austin, Texas
Image: Trey Ratcliff/Stuck in Customs/Flickr

Gran Cenote – Tulum, Mexico
Image: aqui_c/Flickr

Cummins Falls – Cookeville, Tennessee
Image: mikerhicks/Flickr

Sliding Rock – Brevard, North Carolina
Image: Possum1500/Flickr

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon, Arizona
Image: Abhi Here/Flickr