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REGIONAL WATER-RELATED INFO
WEST EAST
SWIMMING HOLE LINKS SWIMMING HOLE LINKS
HOT SPRING LINKS (NO NATURAL EASTERN HOT SPRINGS)
BOOKS & ARTICLES BOOKS & ARTICLES


NATIONAL WATER-RELATED INFO
SKINNY DIPPING WATER FALLS CLIFF JUMPING OCEAN BEACHES


GENERAL OUTDOOR INFO
NATIONAL PARKS & FORESTS STATE PARKS & FORESTS OUTDOORS GENERAL TRAVEL GENERAL
RIVERS AND BOATING CAMPING AND HIKING CAMPGROUND DIRECTORIES & INFORMATION MISCELLANEOUS





WESTERN SWIMING HOLE LINKS


FOLLOW TIM JOYCE'S BLOG AS HE VISITS SPECTACULAR SWIMMING HOLES IN CALIFORNIA!

TABLE OF LATITUDES AN LONGITUDES FOR HOT SPRINGS IN NEW MEXICO

SWIMMING HOLES OF CALIFORNIA and SWIMMING HOLES OF THE SOUTHWEST (see books below)


OREGON-MARION COUNTY SWIMMING HOLES (Near Salem)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE - TOP 10 SWIMMING HOLES

WATERFALLS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Lots of swimming holes on this site!

OREGON- WILLAMETTE VALLEY SWIMMING HOLES

WEST COAST BEACHES


TEXAS SWIMMING HOLES LINKS

SWIMMING IN TEXAS STATE PARKS

101 SWIMMING HOLES NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS

GORP'S INFO. ON SWIMMING IN AUSTIN, TX

HIDDEN SWIMMING HOLES (NEAR AUSTIN, TX)

10 BEST SWIMMING SPOTS (NEAR AUSTIN, TX)

EXCERPTS FROM CHANDRA BEAL'S BOOK ABOUT SWIMMING HOLES IN TEXAS

DAY TRIPS TO SWIMMING HOLES NEAR SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN - AUSTIN CHRONICLE ARTICLE


WESTERN HOT SPRINGS LINKS



California/Nevada Hot Springs Map A new (2011) guide to hot springs in the Sierra's and Nevada. Get it at ebay.

FOLLOW TIM JOYCE'S BLOG AS HE VISITS SPECTACULAR HOT SPRINGS IN CALIFORNIA!

TOTAL ESCAPE - HOT SPRINGS PAGES

HOT SPRINGS LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE DATA

HOT SPRINGS ENTHUSIAST

SOAKERS BIBLE (membership fee required)

NORTHWEST NATURAL HOT SPRINGS(This is a link to an archived version of this page. The page appears to be no longer on the web.)

SOAK NET - HOT SPRINGS

IDAHO HOT SPRINGS

Good Oregon Hot Springs Site

Another Good Oregon Hot Springs Site

ELLEN'S HOT WATER PAGES (ARCHIVE) Favorite mineral springs and hot tub places

YAHOO'S HOT SPRINGS LINKS WORLDWIDE


JAPANESE HOT SPRINGS

BREITENBUSH HOT SPRINGSIn Oregon, a well-developed commercial hot springs with many programs offered

GLENWOOD SPRINGS HOT SPRINGSIn Colorada, a well-developed HUGE commercial hot springs with many tourists visiting

HARBIN HOT SPRINGSIn California, a well-developed commercial hot springs with many educational programs offered

VALLEY VIEW HOT SPRINGSIn Colorado, a well-developed commercial hot springs with programs offered

NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS LINKS


BOOKS/ARTICLES ABOUT WESTERN SWIMMING HOLES, WATERFALLS, BEACHES & HOT SPRINGS


DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH: The Swimming Holes of California
Author: Doll, Pancho
Comment: Hikes to fantastic swimming holes, when you visit California take it along!
Publisher:Running Water
Date: June 1997
Price: $18.95
Some information is available on line at: DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH

DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH: The Swimming Holes of the Southwest
Author: Doll, Pancho
Comment: Hikes to fantastic swimming holes in the Southwestern States, from Tucson to Utah.
Publisher:Running Water
Date: 2000
Price: $18.95
Some information is available on line at: DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH

OREGON'S SWIMMING HOLES
Author: Colley, Relan
Comment: Hundreds of swimming holes, plus many hot springs
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Date: July 1994
Price: $14.95

AMERICAS TOP 100 SWIMMING HOLES
CONDE NAST TRAVELER Magazine
July 1992 edition

SPLASH ACROSS TEXAS!:The Definitive Guide to Swimming in Central Texas
Author: Beal, Chandra Moira
Publisher: La Luna Publishing
PO Box 33189
Austin, Texas 78764-0189
To order by phone: (512) 441-6524
(775) 305-2161 fax
E-mail at: http://mailto:laluna@io.com
Visit on-line (Note: The author posts updates to her book on her web page) at: www.beal-net.com/laluna
Price: $16.95 (Available from Amazon.com)

Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration For Harmony With Nature
Author: Michael Littlewood
Publisher: Schiffer Design Book
How to build your own, non-chlorintated, swimming hole! Available from Amazon.com.

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S ADVENTURE GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Author: Samson, Karl
Comment: THE comprehensive guide to outdoor activities in Oregon and Washington, including swimming holes, tubing, hot springs, hiking, camping, biking, rafting and canoeing and more!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Macmillan Co.
Date: 1997
Price: under $18.00

FROMMERS'S GREAT OUTDOOR GUIDE TO WASHINGTON AND OREGON
(Said to include swimming holes, I have not seen it yet.)

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S ADVENTURE GUIDE TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Author: Rice, Andrew
Comment: THE comprehensive guide to outdoor activities in Northern California. Includes swimming holes, tubing, hot springs, hiking, camping, biking, rafting and canoeing and more!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Macmillan Co.
Date: 1996
Price: under $15.95

CALIFORNIA WATERFALLS
Author: Brown
Comment: 200 waterfalls, with swimming tips; 394 pp
Publisher:Foghorn Press
Date:1997
Price: $19.95

GREAT HOT SPRINGS OF THE WEST
Author: Kaysing, Bill & Ruth
Comment: None
Publisher:Capra Press
PO Box 2068
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Date:1993
Price: Unknown

ENCHANTED WATERS: A GUIDE TO NEW MEXICO'S HOT SPRINGS
Author: Craig Martin
List Price: $16.95
Amazon Price: $13.56
At: AMAZON

A WATERFALL LOVER'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Author: Plumb, Gregory A.
Comment: None
Publisher:The Mountaineers
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98134
Date:1998
Price: Unknown

ROMANCE OF WATERFALLS
Author: Bloom & Cohen
Comment: Covers only NW Oregon and SW Washington
Publisher:Outdoor Romance
Portland, OR
Date:Unknown
Price: Unknown

HOT SPRINGS AND HOT POOLS OF THE NORTHWEST
Author: Gersh-Young, Marjorie
Comment: The original hot springs book.
Publisher:Aqua Thermal Access
Phone: (831)426-2956
Web: http://www.hotpools.com
Date:1999
Price: $18.95

NORTHWEST NATURAL HOT SPRINGS
Author: Stockley, Tom
Comment: 45 hot springs in OR, WA, Alaska and British Columbia.
Publisher:Umbrella Books
Epicenter Press
18821 64th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98155
Phone: (206)485-6822
Date:1992
Price: $10.95

HIKING HOT SPRINGS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Author: Litton, Evie
Comment: Hot springs you can hike to and nearby hikes as well.
Publisher:Falcon Publishing
Helena, Montana
Date:1998
Price: $16.95

DIG YOUR OWN SWIMMING HOLE - at Mother Earth News


EASTERN SWIMMING HOLE LINKS


TUBING MARYLAND - NEW IN 2011

FLORIDA SPRINGS DATABASE- EXHAUSTIVE INFO ABOUT 750+ FLORIDA SPRINGS

HEY - A SONG ABOUT SWIMMING HOLES!

NATURAL WATERSLIDES


NSVC ARTICLE ON SWIMMING HOLES IN VIRGINIA

ABOUT.COM's SWIMMING HOLES IN NEW ENGLAND

OZARKS WATERFALLS AND SWIMMING HOLES

VT LIVING'S GUIDE TO SWIMMING IN VT


BOOKS/ARTICLES ABOUT EASTERN SWIMMING HOLES, WATERFALLS, BEACHES & HOT SPRINGS


SWIMMING HOLES OF THE OZARKS [NEW in 2004]
Author: Wheeler, Glenn W.
Comment: NEW book, haven't got to review it yet. 85 swimming places in Arkansas and Missouri.
Publisher:Unknown
Date: 2004
Price: $18.95
Buy it at: SWIMMING HOLES OF THE OZARKS

DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH: Northeastern Swimming Holes
Author: Doll, Pancho
Comment: Great swimming holes in the Northeastern States, from Maine to Virginia.
Publisher:Running Water
Date: 2000
Price: $18.95
Some information is available on line at: DAY TRIPS WITH A SPLASH



DISCOVERING NORTH CAROLINA'S WILSON CREEK AREA (NOW OUT OF PRINT)
Author: Benton, Wayman H.
Comment: Easy hikes to waterfalls, many swimming places. Unfortunately now out of print but you may find it in used book sources.

MAKE A SPLASH - SWIMMING HOLES AND WATERFALLS OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS
Author: Minor, Jason
Published: 1998, Master Studios
Comment: (From book publicity) A unique guide to 40 swimming holes and waterfalls up and down the length of the state (Vermont), both in and away from the Green Mountains. Most are roadside. For each spot there are directions, description, location map and photo. 112 pp, 6" x 9". Purchase: $14.95, From Jason Minor, RR1 Box 260, Swanton, VT 05488.

BOOK1: WATERFALL WALKS AND DRIVES in GEORGIA, ALABAMA and TENNESSEE
BOOK2:WATERFALL WALKS and DRIVES in the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS and the WESTERN CAROLINAS

Author: Morrison, Mark
Comment: Hikes to waterfalls in the South, some apparent swimming places.
Publisher: H.F. Publishing
4552 E. Elmhurst Dr.- Suite A
Douglasville, GA 30135
Price: $9.95 (each book)
Visit on line at: www.waterfallwalks.com

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S ADVENTURE GUIDE TO NEW ENGLAND
Author: Jermanok, Stephen
Comment: THE comprehensive guide to outdoor activities in the New England States. Includes swimming holes, tubing, hot springs, hiking, camping, biking, rafting and canoeing and more!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Macmillan Co.
Date: 1996
Price: under $18.00
ONE SOURCE

Waterfalls of the White Mountains; 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls
Author: Bolnick
ONE SOURCE

WATERFALLS OF THE BLUE RIDGE
Author: Blouin, Nicole, et.al.
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Birmingham, AL
Date: 1966
Phone: 1-800-247-9437
Price: $14.95


WATERFALLS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS
Author: Boyd, Brian
Comment: Hikes to waterfalls in Georgia, North & South Carolina, many apparent swimming places.
Publisher: Fern Creek Press
PO BOX 1322
Clayton, GA 30525
Date: 1993
Price: $9.95

THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE OF WATER
Author: Childs, Craig
Comment: One man's search for water in the deserts of the Western US in natural "tinajas" (aka "tanks"). Poetic descriptions and fascinating factual information about water pockets in the desert. This is NOT a guide to finding water in the desert.
Publisher:Sasquatch Books 615 Second Av.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206)467-4300
E-mail:books@SasquatchBooks.com
Date: 2000
Price: $23.95
Visit on line at: www.SasquatchBooks.com

HISTORIC SPRINGS OF THE VIRGINIAS
Author: Stan Cohen
Comment: Of historical interest only, back when springs were big business - get it at your library.
Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.
Charleston, WV
Date: 1981
Price: unknown


SKINNY-DIPPING


SWIMMING HOLES - THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR CLOTHES ON.....OR NOT!

To easily find skinny-dipping swimming holes in SWIMMINGHOLES.INFO, go to the HOME page, click on the State you are interested in and then use the "EDIT -->FIND" function of your browser to find the word "optional". These will be swimming holes which we know to be "clothing optional". There are others that say "unknown", these we just do not have that information yet. There are also many that you may feel comfortable going nude in, depending on how isolated they are and/or the attire of the crowd when you get there.


NUDIST WEB SITES:


NATURIST Naturist community for naturists and nudists interested in nudism and naturism. Includes live chat rooms, personals, webcams, forum and nudist picture profiles.

NET NUDE

NUDE BEACH GUIDE

NAKED IN VERMONT

CALIFORNIA NUDE BEACHES

TALK ABOUT NATURISM AND HOT SPRINGS

AMERICAN ASSN. FOR NUDE RECREATIONSee also book below

LINKS TO NATURIST SITES


NUDIST RECREATION BOOKS:


WORLD GUIDE TO NUDE BEACHES & RESORTS: New for the '90s
Author: Baxandall, Lee
Publisher: Bysium Growth Press
Order: Naturist Society, P O Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Web Page: www.naturist.com
Price: $28.00
Comment: Truly a world-wide guide to naturist locations. Most are resorts and clubs, but some, particularly in the US, are natural, public sites - swimming holes, hot-springs and beaches.
Sold at Borders Books, or ORDER FROM AMAZON.COM

NORTH AMERICAN GUIDE TO NUDE RECREATION
Author: Unknown
Publisher: American Assn. for Nude Recreation
Price: Unknown
Comment: All are resorts and clubs - not natural, public sites.
Price: $20.00
Web Site: www.aanr.com
Sold at Borders Books, or ORDER FROM AMAZON.COM
Phone: 800-879-6833


VERMONT UNVEILED
Author:Jim Cunningham
Order: Naturist LIFE International, Inc., P O Box 300, Troy, VT 05868-0300
Phone:(802) 744-6545
Price: $20.00 (includes shipping)

Email : jimccunningham@earthlink.net


WATERFALL LINKS


WATERFALLS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES By Dean Goss

WATERFALLS OF THE WORLD By Dean Goss

WATERFALL PHOTOS ON FLICKR By Dean Goss

WATERFALL PHOTOS ON PANORAMIO By Dean Goss

GREAT LAKES WATERFALLS (AND BEYOND) Lots of swimming holes in the midwest and canada on this site!

WATERFALLS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Lots of swimming holes on this site!

MICHELE'S WATERFALL PAGE

WATERFALLS MAPS AT GEOLOGY.COM LOTS OF OTHER MAPS TOO!

GREAT LAKES WATERFALLS & BEYOND

CONNECTICUT WATERFALLS By David A. Ellis

THE WATERFALL WEB RING - LOTS OF WATERFALL SITES

MORE WATERFALLS OF THE NEW ENGLAND REGION

LINKS TO WATERFALL SITES ON THE WEB

WATERFALL WALKS ON THE WEB Lots of waterfall links. (see also "WATERFALL WALKS AND DRIVES.." in BOOK section below)

THE WATERFALLS OF SOUTH CAROLINA


CLIFF/BRIDGE JUMPING LINKS



YAHOO BRIDGE/CLIFF JUMPERS CLUB


OCEAN BEACH LINKS


DR. BEACH RATES THE BEST OCEAN BEACHES IN THE US

BEACHES OF THE WORLD

BEACH INFORMATION

HOW CLEAN IS THE WATER AT YOUR BEACH?


NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS


THE MOTHER OF ALL FEDERAL OUTDOOR RECREATION SITES- LINKS TO THEM ALL

RESERVE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPSITES ON LINE

GORP'S COMPREHENSIVE PARK AND FOREST INFORMATION

LLBEAN'S COMPREHENSIVE PARK AND FOREST INFORMATION

U.S. FOREST SERVICE HOME PAGE (lots of info on national forests)

INTERACTIVE MAP OF ALL U.S. NATIONAL FORESTS

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HOME PAGE

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS RECREATION HOME PAGE


STATE PARKS AND FORESTS


VIRGINIA FOREST WATCH Virginia Forest Watch (VAFW) is a grass-roots based coalition of individuals and environmental groups.

YAHOO'S GUIDE TO PARKS BY STATE

LL BEAN'S STATE PARK INFO

GORP'S STATE PARK INFO

MD STATE PARKS

VA STATE PARKS

WV STATE PARKS


OUTDOORS GENERAL



VisitGardens.info - Many public gardens - US and Canada - map, directions and information


BLUE RIDGE ADVENTURE

OUTDOOR TRAVELS

ABOUT.COM The portal site with a human face: lots of well researched backpacking, camping, swimming and other outdoor info and links.

GORP OUTDOORS DIRECTORY

YAHOO OUT DOORS PAGES

FIND A CAMPGROUND NEAR YOUR CITY

LINKS TO MANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SOURCES-PRINCETON

BOB AND SUSAN'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES - OUTDOOR TRAVEL GROUP

"SHERPA GUIDES"The complete text of great outdoor guides on-line; currently includes, NC, GA, CA-Sierras and more!


TRAVEL


HEALTHY HIGHWAYS.COM Now there is no excuse not to eat healthy even though you are on the road! Very useful site - and a book also.

BIGWORLDthe inexpensive (i.e., cheap) travel magazine.

REC TRAVEL LIBRARY

MORE ROAD TRIPS

BLUE RIDGE GETAWAYSRental properties in the Blue Ridge area.


RIVERS & BOATING


AMERICAN RIVERS Join in to help keep our rivers healthy and accessible.

TENNESSEE RIVERS INFORMATION

LOTS OF RIVER INFO Mostly Texas but also other areas

AMERICAN WHITEWATER AFFILIATION HOME PAGE

ARKANSAS and OZARK RIVERS INFORMATION


CAMPING AND HIKING


THE BEST HIKES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



FREE CAMPING RESOURCES New site provides information about Camping Resources and Directory.

KENTUCKY HIKING AND CAMPING INFO Hiking, Camping and recreation in South Central Kentucky.

CAMPSITES411 a new web site for finding campgrounds. Pretty good.

POTOMAC APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB

THE BACKPACKER

 


CAMPGROUND DIRECTORIES AND INFORMATION



COLEMAN NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND AND RECREATION DIRECTORY

A guide to all National Forest campgrounds nationwide. Price: $19.95. Buy it at outdoor stores or bookstores.

 

THE COLEMAN OUTERNET- CAMPGROUND ON-LINE DIRECTORY

A comprehensive, free, on-line directory of campgrounds, including all National Forest campgrounds, nationwide. www.coleman.com/outernet/findPlacesHome.asp

 

WOODALL'S - THE TENTING DIRECTORY

A guide to tenting campgrounds (public and private) nationwide.

Includes National Forest campgrounds.

Free campground information on the web at: www.woodalls.com/search/tents/

Or purchase the complete guide:

Price: $12.95. Buy it at outdoor stores or bookstores.

 

U.S. NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND GUIDE (by Fred and Suzanne Dow)

A guide to National Forest campgrounds (not all forests are included at this time)

Free National Forest campground information on the Internet at: www.forestcamping.com

For a fee, you can also electronically download or order a bound copy; order online at the above web site.

 

WOODALL'S CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

A guide to all campgrounds (public and private), RV and tent, nationwide.

Free campground information on the web at: www.woodalls.com

Or purchase the complete guide:

North American, Eastern and Western editions.

Price: $14.95 to $21.95, varies by edition. Buy it at outdoor stores or bookstores or order online at the above web site.

 

 

 

ANDERSON’S CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK TRAVEL DIRECTORY

A guide to all campgrounds (public and private) in the states of: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Price: $15.00 Order from:

Anderson's Campground Directory-Drawer 467
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Phone: 1-888-645-1897

Or from the web site at: www.andersonsdirectory.com

 

THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE BEST RV & TENT CAMPGROUNDS

An Arthur Frommer’s guide, written by Diane Blair et. al.. National coverage. $21.99. Buy it at outdoor stores or bookstores.

 

TRAILER LIFE - CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & SERVICES

National coverage. $19.95. Buy it at outdoor stores or bookstores.

 

DON WRIGHT’S GUIDE TO FREE CAMPGROUNDS

Includes those $12.00 and under, which includes most National Forest campgrounds. Has eastern and western editions. $18.95 for either edition. On the web at www.cottagepub.com .

 

THE BEST IN TENT CAMPING: A GUIDE FOR CAMPERS WHO HATE RVS, CONCRETE SLABS, & LOUD PORTABLE STEREOS

Each edition covers a region of one or more states. $14.95 each edition. Buy it at Amazon.com.

 

 

OTHER CAMPING GUIDES

(That do not include National Forest campgrounds)

 

 

BEYOND THE NATIONAL PARKS

A Recreation Guide to Public Lands in the West, by Mary E. Tisdale, Bibi Booth. This guide explores the recreation available in wilderness areas maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. ISBN: 1560985666

 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CAMPING GUIDE

by William C. Herow. This book details everything you need to know for planning a camping trip to over 400 scenic campgrounds in 118 National Park Service Areas. For information:

camping.about.com/cs/tpbooks/gr/npscampingguide.htm .

 

CAMPING WITH THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
by S.L. Hinkle. Corps of Engineers facilities are typically located near dams, lakes and rivers. If you like water sports, these are the campgrounds to check out. Amenities range from primitive campsites to full-service RV campgrounds. This guide describes every Corps of Engineers campground in the US. ISBN: 0937877328

 


STATE PARKS OF THE UNITED STATES
by National Geographic Society. Besides describing camping opportunities available in the state parks, this guide also provides an overview of the best parks in each state and includes lots of photos. ISBN: 0792273648

 


MISCELLANEOUS


RYA SAILING COURSES Endeavour Sailing - offers world class instruction in teaching RYA sailing courses in Lanzarote and the surrounding Islands of the Canaries.


HEALTHY HIGHWAYS Guide to 1900 healthy eateries in the US

BLUE RIDGE ONLINE

PADDLING BARES just what it sounds like!

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS - ANNANDALE VA


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