Looking for a place to cool off and unwind this summer? Whether you’re interested in perfecting your cannonball technique, or the thought of catching a few rays, this article’s for you! We’ve collected a list of the “Best” swimming holes in Webster just for you –
- Back Fork of the Elk River
Some of Webster’s best kept “secret spots” stem from the fresh waters flowing just a few miles above the town of Webster Springs. Popular places along this stretch have been curiously named by the locals – spots such as “Jimmie Hole”, “Curtin Hole”, “Boy Scout Hole”, and “Cherry Hole” are just a couple you can find along the shores leading towards Webster Springs. Venturing further still, you can find some prime territory near the swinging bridges of the Elk River.
- Parcoal Crossing (PX)
Venturing further, should you find yourself between Parcoal and Cherry Falls along the Elk River, there are a series of rocky ledges that have grown in popularity among the locals during the dog days of summer! A little farther upriver still, accessible from Parcoal is Parcoal Crossing. If sand between your toes is what you’re looking for, a short distance downriver is Paddlefoot, a cozy swimming hole with a sandy beach to pair!
- Lower Elk River
Sauntering past the town of Webster Springs, you’ll find a slew of prime swimming holes along the Elk River aptly referred to as “Down Elk”. These spots are all the fun in the sun you could hope for!
- Camden Rope Swing
One of the local favorites lies just up river from the bridge in Camden (Gauley River). This oasis is home to a spectacular rope swing that flings you out into the air and down into one of the deepest points of that stretch of water – Rumor has it that nobody has ever touched the bottom there!
Stay tuned—more summer adventures will be revealed soon!