Why We Don’t Have a Pool

People ask us if we have a swimming pool. Well, no we don’t because what’s the fun in that when you have three spectacular options. First, Moab has perhaps the best community aquatic center you’ve ever seen, and it’s open to the public for a modest daily fee and features several indoor and outdoor pools. moab_city_poolHere’s a picture to give you an idea of what we’re talking about.

But that’s not all because we can give you directions to one of the best old- fashioned swimming holes in the state, just a short distance from ACT Campground. This natural pool with a waterfall is located on Mill Creek. SwimmingHoleWhat fun to splash into the water from low ledges to escape the summer heat. Here’s a glimpse of this natural fun place to swim. The swimming hole is about a 0.8 mile hike up the creek from a BLM trailhead. No parking for RVs or along the street if the parking lot is full. This is a natural feature and caution is advised when visiting the Mill Creek swimming hole.

Another great option is to visit Ken’s Lake, located in Spanish Valley just a few miles south of ACT Campground. Ken’s Lake is a reservoir fed by a diversion of Mill Creek, creating the nearby Faux Falls. You can enjoy swimming maxresdefaultin the lake itself or in the pool at the base of the falls, a unique experience in the desert. Ask at the desk for directions to Ken’s Lake. And, for the fishermen among you, the lake is stocked each year with rainbow trout, large mouth bass, bream, bluegill and brown trout.