Where can I go swimming around Phoenix, AZ?

Lakes and natural bodies of water that you can swim in around Phoenix, AZ 

Where can you go swimming around Phoenix, AZ? Of course, Phoenix citizens are no strangers to swimming pools, and many people will have their own pool or a shared apartment pool, but sometimes you may want something a little different. Thankfully, southern Arizona has no shortage of natural swimming holes, lakes, and rivers for you to explore. Below, you can see the Mercedes-Benz Arrowhead Sprinter team’s top eight natural swimming holes in the area. 

Eight swimming holes to check out in the Phoenix area 

If you’re looking for a place to cool off in the summer, these swimming holes offer you cool water with all the natural beauty of the Phoenix area. You may have to do some hiking to reach the best spots for a swim, but we promise that it will be worth it. Here are our top eight swimming holes to hike to near Phoenix: 

  1. Water Wheel 
  2. Wet Beaver Creek 
  3. Grasshopper Point 
  4. Romero Pools 
  5. Bull Pen 
  6. Parsons Springs 
  7. Fossils Springs 
  8. Cibecue Falls 

Locations of our favorite swimming holes in southern Arizona 

These swimming holes are located in Arizona, but some are closer than others. Whether you’re traveling from Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, or another city in the area, these all make a great day trip. Here, we have the locations of each taken from Google Maps. 

Water Wheel 
Grasshopper Point 
Bull Pen 
Fossils Springs 
Wet Beaver Creek 
Romero Pools 
Parsons Springs 
Cibecue Falls