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    Nov 2012
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    Finding Swimming Holes

    I was search the web trying to find old Swimming Holes for Bucks County, PA and I found this website that you can search for Swimming Holes in your area. I believe these are current swimming holes and not past old ones however, it would be a good start.

    Enjoy and can not wait for Summer!!

    SwimmingHoles.info Swimming Holes and Hot Springs rivers creek springs falls hiking camping outdoors skinny dipping
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    One of the best ways to find local swimming holes is to talk to senior citizens who grew up in the area.
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    I have detected a few old swimming holes and haven't found much other than a cpl $ in clad
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    I don't detect for the stuff I find, I detect for the stuff I haven't found.

    If I didn't find it I hope you did.


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    Thank you for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normsel View Post
    I have detected a few old swimming holes and haven't found much other than a cpl $ in clad

    Lots of swimming holes have already been detected by others with the same thoughts as we have. Indetected one last summer and found almost nothing, then I walked further down the river and noticed "bays" where folks could also swim. Still found almost nothing. I noticed a nice little cliff where a feller could scramble up and lay in the grass and watch everyone else swimming and thought this would be a good place and I found a very chunky sterling silver "st Christopher" medallion. Sometimes you need to really think things through and ask yourself "where would I sit, where would I lose something, where would I take a girl." In our parks the "where would I take a girl" question seems to work very well, and certain bushes, benches etc. Are good places to find jewelry.
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    Here where I live in the Central Valley, most of our swimming holes that are in rivers are tough because of shifting sand and mud bars, for me the lakes are more productive, though there is a lot of competition. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodbuster209 View Post
    Here where I live in the Central Valley, most of our swimming holes that are in rivers are tough because of shifting sand and mud bars, for me the lakes are more productive, though there is a lot of competition. Good luck!
    when you say Central Valley you mean in the Fresno area right?

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    Hey Cyperpc, I see you're in Bucks Co. I'm in Levittown. Let me know if you'd like to get together for a hunt.

    Mike

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    That bad thing about most of those old swimming holes is that they are long gone. What used to be a spring / pond / creek outside of town, is now buried under concrete and replaced with a tinhorn culvert.

    We had a huge swimming hole (lake/amusement park) in the early days of my town. there was even a train just to take people out to it. Now, nobody knows exactly where it was. The area it used to be (likely best guess) is partly under a housing development and/or under a golf course. Trust me, if I could find the spot, it would be a detectorists dream. I have read through every early newpaper and studied every picture I could find for clues. Sadly, nothing specific. I guess when you have a spur off the railroad, everyone figures its obvious enough that they don't have to say exact location. It was outside of town so not listed on any early map, even the county plat maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    That bad thing about most of those old swimming holes is that they are long gone. What used to be a spring / pond / creek outside of town, is now buried under concrete and replaced with a tinhorn culvert.

    We had a huge swimming hole (lake/amusement park) in the early days of my town. there was even a train just to take people out to it. Now, nobody knows exactly where it was. The area it used to be (likely best guess) is partly under a housing development and/or under a golf course. Trust me, if I could find the spot, it would be a detectorists dream. I have read through every early newpaper and studied every picture I could find for clues. Sadly, nothing specific. I guess when you have a spur off the railroad, everyone figures its obvious enough that they don't have to say exact location. It was outside of town so not listed on any early map, even the county plat maps.
    We have a place like this up by moms house. It was a steel framed bridge people used to jump from and swim under. They would lounge on the beach area and on the banks of the other side where there was huge boulders to lay on. When the state gave the road back to the civilians and decided to no longer have traffic on that bridge the corps of engineers brought in loads of gravel and buried the big deep hole under the bridge and leveled most of the water out to around 2 ft deep. Iíve metal detected the banks on the south side where they didnít put gravel and found some silver and wheats but not near as much as I would have if they hadnít buried them
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