Knoxville's 11 Best Swimming Holes

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From mountain streams to gorgeous lakes, Knoxville is loaded with awesome places to go swimming in a natural setting. You can make the short drive to the Smokies to take a refreshing dip at the base of a waterfall, or you can stay within city limits and visit one of the historic quarries. The choice is yours, and everyone has a favorite. Here are some of our favorite places to cool off in Knoxville.

1. Fort Dickerson Quarry

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2. The Cove at Concord Park

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3. Indian Flats Trail

4. Norris Dam

5. Little River Sinks

6. Pigeon River

7. The Obed Wild & Scenic River

8. Fall Creek Falls

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9. Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge

10. Big South Fork

11. Abrams Falls

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