Mountain Dog is one of the most asked about swimming holes on the South Yuba River. Last summer it was named one of the Best of California Swimming Holes in California and guests at the Outside Inn have been looking for directions to the spot ever since. I gave general directions, but wasn’t 100% sure I knew the spot the people were talking about, till I mentioned this to my mother who laughed out loud and reminded me that this was the spot we went to every summer growing up. So I dragged my kids and their cousins and went back to revisit the swimming hole after many years. The kids thought the pool under the waterfall was freezing, but loved playing in the rapid with their boogie boards and sitting on the sandy beach. If you’re a South Yuba River fan, have you considered taking part in the upcoming SYRCL Yuba River Cleanup? If you can’t participate you can always donate to the cause, Caleb Dardick, the Executive Director of the South Yuba River Citizens League, is giving a membership to SYRLC for anyone who donates $30 or more, click here. Summer isn’t really over yet, is it? What’s your favorite spot on the river?
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