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A Community Edited Guide to Swimming Behind the Redwood Curtain.

Helena

Overall Rating: 
3
Accessibility: 
5
Privacy: 
1.5
Upon Arrival: 

There is a a large gravel parking area, a bit hard to see the entrance when arriving, but its there!

The Hike: 

There are a few obvious trails from the parking lot to the river access. Upstream goes to a large rock you can sit on, or a nice curved section of gravel/sand bar. The downstream trail leads to another gravel bar with access to the swimming hole.

The Beach: 

There is a tiny bit of sand here, mostly gravel and rocks. Between all beaches and rock out-croppings used for seating there is enough room for quite a few people, probably 20 or so comfortably. There is a conglomeration of large rocks in the middle between the 2 beach areas that can be used for seating/lounging and diving.

Swimming: 

The current can be fast in the center of the pool , or close to the far bank. There's a section of fast-moving water feeding the swimming hole, depending on the time of year you go there may be more or less current. There are also shallow areas with no current.

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