Swim in a Sinkhole

water-filled craters

The karst topography provides one of the most interesting collections of natural swimming holes on the continent. Pine Lake is a water-filled series of sinkholes that is easily accessed from the Pine Lake Day Use Area and Pine Lake Campground.

From the air, the sinkholes of the karst topography look like giant, water-filled craters. Blue green algae forms in the bottom of the spring fed sinkhole to cast the cerulean hue when seen from the sand beach.

Swimming in this uvala, a set of merged sinkholes, creates an unforgettable wilderness experience. Odds are good you’ll see some of Wood Buffalo’s spectacular wildlife, especially beavers, loons and other birds.

Pine Lake Campground accommodates automobile campers with pull-through sites and tent sites. Located just 60 km from Fort Smith, Pine Lake Campground features hiking trails around the crystal clear aquamarine lake and guided canoe excursions.


For more information: Pine Lake Campground and Day-use Area