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The Old Swimmin' Hole

posted Jun 16, 2012, 6:29 PM by Denise Smith   [ updated Jun 16, 2012, 6:33 PM ]
For those of you brave enough to take a little chilly water, the weather should be just fine for taking a dip in the Rat River that runs through the whole town--yes, it's the same one you cross when you drive down main street. Come down to the bridge near the "Rustic River" cabin and climb into the swimming hole. Our kids used to spend every day in there all summer long--we'd have to lure them out with food just to get them to take a break!
Fun fact: the third culvert (when you're standing ON the bridge facing downriver it's the farthest to the right) has colder water coming out of it. Why? There's an underground spring that feeds into it from just the other side of the bridge.
Please be careful if you do go in--the currents can be fast, rocks are often hidden by mud, and Camp 20 takes no responsibility for anyone who cares to take a dip in this public river.