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The Punch Bowl

(hole_name) The Punch Bowl

(Water_type) River

(Location) On the Mad River, Warren, VT

(Directions) Just under 2 miles south of Waitsfield on Rt. 100. Look on the right side of the road for a wooden stockade fence set back in a field. Yestermorrow (a school for owner/builders) is opposite, on the left side of the road. Park on the north end of the field in the grass parking lot. Walk across the field. Swimming is behind the wood fence.

(Water_temp) 55-75 F.

(Swimmable_Months) June-September

(Type_of_bear_that would_swim_here_(Polar-Average-Teddy)) Average

(doc) Bucolic. Several roomy pools. Low rocks for shallow diving and sunning.

(related) A small, but adaquate beach for kids. A top-notch back-massaging waterfall. Best of all, a firmly-established tradition of clothes-free swimming and sunbathing. A caretaker is onsite to assure that high standards of behavior prevail.

(size) 3

(beauty) 5

(access) 9

(access_com) How much easier can it get?

(features) Safety, Rocks

(safety) 7

(safety_com) The pool by the beach has a gradual slope to 10 ft.

(clarity) 8

(clarity_com) It's a river, so heavy rains may ruin its usual clarity

(size_com) low rocks- 2-4 ft.

(swimsuit) optional

(swimsuit_com) Nudity is the norm.

(from-name) Al

For The Eastern U.S., also visit Tom Hilleg's excellent site, Swimming Holes East, which lists over 75 holes.

Tom also has a Related Links page for swimming hole-related sites for other areas of the U.S.

If you'd like to add a swimming hole, and it's in the Eastern U.S., please click here to add it to the World-Wide Guide, or here, and scroll down to the "Email" section, to add it to Swimming Holes East.

If it's anywhere else in the world, please click here, to add it to the World-Wide Guide.

 

 

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