From the Guide to Natural Swimming Holes, I am including a swimming hole I visited this past solstice Saturday on the Van Duzen River. Easy access to the river is within Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park about 13 miles east of Highway 101 on Highway 36. Enter the park and pay the day use fee of $5 per car (Overnight camping is available.) Parking areas are to the left and right in front of the park office. Walk 50 yards down to the access trail to the dry wash. Scope out the situation because to the right is a foot-bridge (see photo) that will take you to the other side. Once over the bridge, turn to your left going upstream?and head to the rocks that jut out into the river (Inset photo). This is the deepest part, the swimming hole. Get wet or not-your choice. I suggest jumpin? in.