What better way to beat the heat than taking a dip in a cool pool or rushing down a slippery water slide? Here's a list of some of the best places in north Alabama to swim, but make sure to lather up with sunscreen first! Most pools and water parks open Memorial Day weekend.
DeSoto State Park's Swimming Pool
Go for a swim at DeSoto State Park’s swimming pool. (photo credit: DeSoto State Park)
Joe Wheeler State Park Day Use Area
Spend the day at the day use area at Joe Wheeler State Park. Opens Memorial Day weekend.
Lake Guntersville State Park Beach
Get some sun on the beach at Lake Guntersville State Park. (photo by Lake Guntersville State Park)
Take a dip in the Hipppie Hole in Little River Canyon National Preserve. (photo by @coreychambers1)
Pirate's Bay Water Park
Cool off and have a blast at the new Pirate's Bay Water Park in Leesburg! (photo by Pirate's Bay Water Park)
Point Mallard Water Park
Have fun in the wave pool, go down the water slides, or relax in the lazy river at Point Mallard Water Park.
Red Bay Water Park
Cool off at the Red Bay Water Park for the summer!
Rickwood Caverns State Park Swimming Pool
Swim at Rickwood Caverns State Park’s public pool. The park has a new twisty slide that's fun for the kids.
Sand Mountain Park
The new Sand Mountain Park in Albertville is amazing!
Spring Valley Beach Water Park
Spring Valley Beach in Blountsville is so much fun! The water park has numerous water slides, a kiddie area, and a huge pool.
Of course, you can always cool off and swim in one of north Alabama's beautiful eight lakes: Bear Creek Lakes, Lake Guntersville, Neely Henry Lake, Pickwick Lake, Smith Lake, Weiss Lake, Wheeler Lake, and Wilson Lake.