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“Great swimming hole within 1.5hrs of DC”

Beaver Dam Swimming Club
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great swimming hole within 1.5hrs of DC”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

We made great time getting to the swim club from DC, arriving in just under 1.5 hrs. We did have to wait in a line of cars for about 20-25 minutes to get in, but it was worth it. Though there were a lot of people there the day we went (Sunday of the July 4 holiday weekend), it wasn't too crowded or a problem at all. I loved the anchored floating islands in the middle of the quarry, great for lounging and tanning. The big rope swing is also a plus, as are the short cliffs you can jump from.

Heads up: Entrance fees are cash only!

Visited July 2011
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Baltimore
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Freshwater swimming, swinging, jumping, and tubing.”
Reviewed June 29, 2007

This is a freshwater swimming quarry and picnic area. There is a rope swing, diving board and places to jump into the water from. I normally have been going to their competitor, but thought I would give this place a try. They are bigger, cleaner, friendlier and run the place very well. They have many lifeguards including one who rides around in a boat to watch out for people. You can bring an inflatable tube or sit in the moored one that they have set up. They have a pool and another one that is really a kiddie pool. They also have volleyball courts and a basketball hoop. This place is more expensive, but has a better crowd. The only thing they are really missing is a zip-line.

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