Nothing is more rejuvenating than spending your time in the swimming pool on a scorching day. What good way for you to cool off than to head over to some of the Aquatic Centers in Southern Illinois?

Below is a list of some of the aquatic centers, swimming pools, and beaches you can stop by in the upcoming months:

Little Grassy Lake Campground Beach

This fun spot offers fishing and boating Grassy opportunities for bluegill, crappie, bass, and catfish. Where 31 miles of wooded rocky shoreline, a thousand acres of crystal clear water, up to 80-ft deep, four miles long, and one mile wide create the most picturesque lake in southern Illinois.

Aquatic Zoo

Check out Mt. Vernon’s preferred summer vacation spot, the Aquatic Zoo in Lincoln Park. The Aquatic Zoo Waterpark is entertaining for both young and old. The facility has a lazy river, one 266-ft. dual rider tube slide; two 30-ft. tall slides; light features and interactive voice; one 112-ft. body slide; a splash pad for kids; two diving boards.

You can spend a few hours, or perhaps the entire day with friends and family. Lounge away in the Lazy River, dare the water slides or jump from the high-dive. Do laps in our 25-meter swimming pool or have fun in the zero-depth entry pool. Can your children make it across the log bridge without plunging in? Sun, splash, swim or soak at Mt. Vernon’s Aquatic Zoo.

Super Splash Park

When you think about a water park, you most likely imagine kids splashing and having the best times of their life. That is true for Super Splash Park located in Carbondale; however, there is more to it than that. The relationship and trust that is between the trainee and the instructor is amazing. The training sessions are for both young and old, together with special swimming classes for your furry friend. It is all about having confidence in another person.

Pounds Hollow Recreation Area

This recreational spot is open from dawn to dusk, May through September. Pounds Hollow has no lifeguard on duty. A fishing pier, campgrounds, and day-use picnic areas are available. Metal or glass containers and pets are not allowed.

Mahoney Park Pool

The pool has been full of activity this summer helping adults and children to cool off in the afternoons and evenings. The park features two winding water slides. They let parents enter and catch children as they descend the slides. The wave swimming pool is a huge hit for many swimmers, whether they are swimming in the waves or they have a tube. The waves begin different intervals and the screams of laughter start. The wave swimming pool is a beach entry.

Take a Cool dip in Illinois Aquatic Centers

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