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Swimming Hole Near Atlanta Has Super Clear Emerald Water & It's Totally Free To Visit

Yes, we know, temperatures are dropping (and fast) but who says we can't squeeze out a little bit more summer from these coming weeks? While we're well into fall, we know a southern fall is a bit different and we get a little more bang for our time. Since Georgians are always looking for a reason to escape the city, this swimming hole near Atlanta is perfect for a last of warm days dip. 

The North Chick Blue Hole in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee is one of those not-so-hidden secret spots nature lovers enjoy exploring to. It's really a perfect place to hang out when it's warm outside. Sun, beautiful water and large enough boulders for some stellar pics. This is the place to grab a few friends and have your real last summer hurrah.

This particular location along the Chickamauga Creek is about 20 minutes outside of the downtown Chattanooga area. This hole was created by the creek carving out the gorge space between the Signal and Mowbray Mountains, making a deep enough crevice for many swimming-sized pools of water. 

To get to this awesome spot, you'll have to follow a dirt trail off of Montlake Road. It's advised to bring a pair of shoes you're not absolutely in love with because they will get dirty and muddy. You'll walk along the creek and see all the boulders and rocks along the path. Once you see the opening, you'll come to a large clearing of crystal clear water that will have a hue of green and blue from the sun.

If you wanna grab your camera and do it for the 'gram, this is the perfect time to do so. The larger boulders are super relaxing and are great spaces to sun bathe one last time. This spot has become a bit popular so if you're looking for more peace and quiet, you should definitely check it out on weekdays. 

There are safety warning for this swimming hole as the high water flow is sometimes intense. A rule of thumb is noting if you see kayaks in the parking lot. If it's high enough to kayak, then it's definitely too high to swim!

We love a day to get out of the city and explore so we know you'll enjoy this spot too. If you're in the North Georgia area, then you must venture over to this hike that'll lead to another blue pool of water or this trail that'll put you right in the clouds.

North Chick Blue Hole

Price: Free

Address: Montlake Road Soddy Daisy, TN, 37379

Why You Need To Go: This huge swimming hole in Tennessee is only a couple hours outside of Atlanta and the perfect place to take in your last summer time moments. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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