Eel River Swimming Hole
The Middle Fork of the Eel River provides swimming holes of amazing clarity and perfection during the hot summer days that engulf inland Northern California. Water from the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness in Trinity County, winds its way down the slopes of the watershed and eventually enters the main fork of the Eel at Dos Rios. These swimming holes have been used by humans for at least 4000 years as a way to beat the heat and rejuvenate spirits. Once one has taken a swim in one of these pristine beauties, one never forgets what the combination of perfect water temperature and purity is all about.