Looking Glass falls-
The 30ft wide fall drops unbroken more than 60ft over a rock cliff, with the ability to swim in the pool below. Located 4 miles north of the visitor center alongside US276.
The falls drops 45ft into a large pool which you can either jump off of or just swim in the pool below. With only a 20 minute round trip hike it is accessible for most anyone to get to. From the intersections of NC215 and FS140 drive 3 miles to trailhead, pull out just beyond creek crossing.
(Photo courtesy of ncwaterfalls.com)
Looking glass creek flows over a 60ft smooth rock face into an 8ft deep pool. Visitors can slide down the rock for a two dollar fee. There are restrooms and changing rooms available on site as well.
Not only a great place for a picnic with the family, Coontree also has river access where you can fish or swim. There is a 15ft rock you can jump off of as well into the river. Do not worry it is deep enough.
Skinny Dip Falls-
This moderate, short hike takes you to an appealing waterfall and swimming hole on the Yellowstone Prong of the Big East Fork of the Pigeon River. It makes a great summer swimming destination. If you're feeling hoppy, this would make the start of a more strenuous trek into Graveyard Fields.
Warren Wilson Swimming hole-
A nice secluded area of east Asheville by the VA Hospital to go swimming on a hot day. There is a place to lay out, wade in the water or swing off a rope swing. Only about 15 mins from your cabin it is a nice place for a quick swim.
Azalea Park swimming hole-
Located close to the nature center along the French Broad only 10 mins from your cabin. Nice cool flowing river water which the whole family can jump in and enjoy in the summer heat.