Few People Know One Of West Virginia’s Most Popular Swimming Holes Is Hiding A Dark And Terrifying Secret


A beautiful river. A stunning mountain backdrop. Rippling waterfalls. Smooth slabs of massive sandstone. Is this a slice of paradise? Actually, for too many, this dangerous swimming hole in West Virginia has proven just the opposite.

Did you realize how dangerous (and deadly) Party Rock, located along Arden Grade Road between Laurel Creek and Teter Creek, has proven to be? We love natural swimming holes as much as anyone, but this is a good reminder to be smart about recreating outdoors. West Virginia is a wonderful place, but it’s also a wild one. Don’t forget that.

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