There are apparently some swimming holes in the river along here. There are many other swimming holes along this river between Stratton and New Portland.See the web site: RANGELEY LAKES for details on other locations here.Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.What you don't see until you're right next to the falls is that the water under the falls is deep, about seven feet deep. There is another hole about seven feet long and three feet deep above and in back of the falls, which is also good for swimming. There is, in fact, a third pool to the right of the bridge. The most satisfying, secluded swim is in the previously mentioned two pools." Very Confident. The pool is quite deep...about 12 feet in the middle.
(If you get to the Cold River AMC campground, you have gone too far.) Hike this trail to the west about .75 miles and look for a minor gorge with a beautiful swimming hole in Charles Brook. Cross the brook then turn left on the path up to the pools (on an unnamed trail).
Emerald Pool is subject to heavy summer youth camp use in season, so it can be quite crowded and at such times the upper pool sees a lot more use." LAT, LON lat=44.23753, lon=-71.0286 (Source: De Lorme) (Accuracy: Exact) . Link to Google Map This is another "set" of swimming holes on Bickford Brook not far from Rattlesnake Brook and Emerald Pool.
To get here: Continue south on RT 113 about 1.25 miles past Stone House Rd. The pools are located off the AMC Bickford Brook Trail about 3/4 mile from the trailhead at Route 113.
The National Park Service has recently purchased the gorge and adjacent lands.
Gulf Hagas is located in a multiple use forest managed by Katahdin Ironworks Jo-Mary Inc.