In search of relief from summer’s high temperatures and humid air, we searched out some places to get wet and cool down!
Tallulah River Campground – This secluded spot in Chattahoochee National Forest offers peaceful wading in the Tallulah River. The crystal clear water is refreshingly cold on hot summer days. The river is mostly very shallow, in this area making it a perfect worry-free wading spot to explore. Bring water shoes or sandals because it’s very rocky. Anyone can play for the day, even if camping for the night isn’t in the cards. The gravel road runs right alongside the river giving easy access to the water from several parking areas.
Edge of the World – A short hike leads to this excellent swimming hole on Amicalola Creek. Visitors will find shallow places to wade, as well as deeper waters. The scenery is gorgeous and I recommend packing a picnic for the day. Edge of the World is located in Dawson Forest WMA which requires a parking permit.
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Far from North Georgia’s mountains, this one is just west of Atlanta. An easy one-mile hike takes visitors on a walk along Sweetwater Creek before reaching historic ruins of an old mill. Play and wade in the shallow rocky waters for a relaxing cool down on a hot summer day.