Also see Upper Bidwell Park for a map over-viewing most swimming holes and parking areas.
Salmon Hole is a swimming hole in Upper Bidwell Park. It is a little more difficult to get to than, for example, Bear Hole, so potential swimmers beware: clothing may be optional. There are also underwater tunnels to swim through in this part of the park, and locals who know the area are usually eager to show newcomers. However it should be noted that these tunnels are responsible for the majority of drowning deaths in the park. The area is just as rocky as the others though the Big Chico Creek canyon is steeper here. It is east of parking area N.
Back in the 70's, a tilted sycamore tree arched over the main pool and supported a wicked rope swing. A spring storm ultimatley took out the tree.
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