The Best Skykomish River Swimming Holes & Beaches

Beat the Heat & Go for a Dip in Washington’s Cascade Mountains

There is nothing quite like a cool dip in a swimming hole on a hot summer day, and the Skykomish River has plenty of hidden spots to enjoy the water. Pack a lunch, grab your SPF and towels and discover the simple luxury of a swim in the mountains of Washington. There is really no better way to relax when the temperatures spike. Surrounded by glorious mountain views and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, these swimming holes on the Skykomish are certain to give you pause to appreciate the beauty of Washington. 

Safety Tips for Swimming

As you embark on your Skykomish River swimming adventure, remember that nature can be unpredictable and there are no lifeguards on duty at these natural swimming holes. Please keep yourself and others safe by using common sense and basic safety precautions:

  • Always stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings.
  • Prior to jumping or diving, check the water’s depth and look for underwater hazards.
  • Respect local rules and regulations, and pay attention to posted signs.
  • If you’re not a strong swimmer, consider using flotation devices or life vests.
  • Keep an eye on weather conditions, especially in the mountainous region where weather can change rapidly.

Your summer escape in the Cascade Mountains awaits. Contact us today to learn more about our available vacation rentals and make your getaway unforgettable. Dive into the natural beauty of the Skykomish River, and make it a summer to remember!

Eagle Falls swimming hole

Eagle Falls: A Hidden Gem

Nestled deep within the Cascade Mountains, Eagle Falls is a magical hidden gem waiting to be explored. From the moment you arrive, you're welcomed by the gentle sound of cascading water and the smell of fresh, forest air. On a hot summer day, Eagle Falls is a magical spot for a leisurely dip, featuring slow-moving, crystal-clear water ideal for swimming. With sandy beaches perfect for a family picnic or a relaxed sunbathing session, this swimming hole serves up hours of waterfront fun.

Big Eddy Park swimming hole

Big Eddy Park: Nature's Water Playground

For those who crave adventure, Big Eddy Park is the place to be. This section of the Skykomish River not only offers an inviting spot for swimming but also serves as a hub for outdoor fun. With deep pools and tranquil waters, it's an excellent choice for a cooling swim. But the excitement doesn't stop there – Big Eddy Park is renowned for cliff jumping, adding an extra thrill for those seeking an adrenaline rush.