Swimming Holes:

Big Bend


Big Bend swimming hole is on the South Branch of the Potomac River in the Smoke Hole Canyon, just beside the Big Bend Campground.  It includes small rapids that flow around an island and a shallow hole with rock shelves.  This is a great swimming spot for all who camp here with tubing and fishing also being popular.  Swimming spots exist all through the canyon along smoke hole road.  Look for a pull off and have fun.  


Big Bend is located in the northern area of the Monongahela National Forest, near Petersburg, WV. (See Google Maps below for specific directions.)


Camping, Hiking, Swimming Holes, Fishing,  Whitewater


Potomac Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847, 1.5 miles south of Petersburg off Rt. 28/55


304-257-4488 (Voice & TDD)

Web resources:

Mon. National Forest Smoke Hole Canyon Page

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