The Travel Channel rolled off its list of the 'Top Swimming Holes in America' -- and one Minnesota spot made America's Top-10 the list.

If you want to make the road trip (and it is 100% worth it) Quarry Park is open daily from 8:00 am 'til sunset.

Quarry Park & Nature Preserve in St. Cloud

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The Travel Channel had this to say about Quarry Park:

Just outside of St. Cloud, Minn., Quarry Park Nature Preserve has the highest concentration of quarries anywhere in the United States. The quarries' red granite, approximately 1.8 billion years old, has been used in famous buildings around the country, such as the FDR monument in Washington, D.C. Now, the red granite cliffs encompass two fun-filled swimming holes. Quarry 11 – opened in the summer of 2015 – has its own unique sandy beach, while Quarry 2 – 116 feet deep – features jumps that range from 10 to 24 feet!

Abbey Minke
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Top 10 Swimming Holes in America

  1. Bingham Falls, Vermont
  2. Enders Falls, Connecticut
  3. Ginnie Springs, Florida
  4. Little River Falls, Alabama
  5. McKinney Falls, Texas
  6. Opal Pool, Oregon
  7. Quarry Park, Minnesota
  8. Seven Teacups, California
  9. Slide Rock, Arizona
  10. Waioka Pond, Hawaii

Quarry Park & Nature Preserve daily parking permits are $5, but the best deal is an annual permit for just $20.

Now go jump in a lake quarry.

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