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The Washing Machine

hole_name) The Washing Machine

(Water_type) Stream

(Location) Ver Nooy Kill, ~5 miles north of Ellenville NY

(Directions) Take route 209 north out of Ellenville, NY. You will go over several metal bridges. There is a sign by one: Ver Nooy Kill. Take a left immediately after the bridge on a paved road that will soon turn to a dirt road. Follow a few minutes, the Washing Machine is on your left.

(Water_temp) cold to warm

(Swimmable_Months) may - sept

(doc) There is a small waterfall (6 Ft) emptying into a very turbulent pool (the washing machine) which in turn empties into a deep pool for swimming and / or diving from the adjacent rocks. It is small and cozy.

(size) 4, Y, N

(size_com) small

(beauty) 5

(beauty_com) very nice, but sometimes littered

(access_com) easy to get to

(safety) Y

(safety_com) My kids were there at age 8

(clarity) 3

(clarity_com) Clean running stream water

(from-name) Joe C

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.

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