Did you know that there are 56 different swimming holes located in Tennessee ?With winter fading and the spring and summer sun just around the corner waiting to show us it's brilliance, the time for outdoor fun, adventure and swimming is just around the corner.
Closer to home here in Crossville, Tennessee there are many places to escape the summer heat. Places that are fun for the whole family. So grab your towel, sunblock, lemonade, don't forget the kids and let's escape to :
FALL CREEK FALLS : Fall Creek Falls is a State Park off on 127 North and Highway 30. Swimming and Jumping are permitted in the falls area. There are campsites available for the weekend adventurer as well as full facilities at the State Park Area.
Fall Creek Falls is diverse in giving you different falls to fit the entire family. Located at Fall Creek Falls State Park the many swimming holes are that of the natural sources stemming from the Cumberland Plateau. For example :
CANE CREEK CASCADES : Is a swimming place which is located behind the nature center, and maybe 500 to 600 feet upstream from Cane Creek Falls.
CANE CREEK FALLS : Cane Creek Falls is "The real deal " the hole is right below the falls itself. It is a huge swimming area with rocks to jump from, deep water and you can swim under the double falls. The most interesting thing about this hole is the trail down to it. The only way to it is down the steep canyon and beware of the warning sign that the trail is very difficult and people with impaired heath should not attempt it.
FALL CREEK FALLS : The main falls, where it is possible to swim in a large, deep pool at the bottom but it can be very windy and cool and sometimes have high currents.
CANE CREEK OTHER: There are several other swimming places on Cane Creek, depending on water level.
Swimming is an " At Your Own Risk " event. Below are some safety tips for you and your family :
First and foremost : Learn to swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim--this includes adults and children.
- Make sure the water is deep enough before entering headfirst.
- Be sure rafts and docks are in good condition.
- Avoid drainage ditches and arroyos. Drainage ditches and arroyos for water run-off are not good places for swimming or playing in the water. After heavy rains, they can quickly change into raging rivers that can easily take a human life. Even the strongest swimmers are no match for the power of the water
- Read and obey all rules and posted signs.
- Children or inexperienced swimmers should take precautions, such as wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device
- Watch out for the dangerous "too's" - too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity.
- Set water safety rules for the whole family based on swimming abilities (for example, inexperienced swimmers should stay in water less than chest deep).
- Be knowledgeable of the water environment you are in and its potential hazards, such as deep and shallow areas, currents, depth changes, obstructions and where the entry and exit points are located.
- Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first indication of bad weather.
- Do not mix alcohol with swimming, diving or boating. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance, and coordination, affects your swimming and diving skills, and reduces your body's ability to stay warm.
Know how to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies. Parents should take a CPR course. Knowing these skills can be important around the water and you will expand your capabilities in providing care for your child or a swimmer in troubleCourtesy of Melissa Grant
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