Pooles Mill - Swim near Ball Ground, Georgia
Ball Ground,Georgia
34.29097, -84.24069
8.5 miles E of Ball Ground, Georgia
GPS: 34°17'27.5"N 84°14'26.5"W
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State: Georgia


  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors


From Ball Ground, Georgia

  1. Head southeast on Chestnut St toward Mound St (371 ft)
  2. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Valley St (0.1 mi)
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Gilmer Ferry Rd (0.5 mi)
  4. Continue onto GA-372 S/Ball Ground Rd (5.7 mi)
  5. Turn left onto Hightower Trail (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn left onto GA-369 E (3.6 mi)
  7. Turn right onto Pooles Mill Rd
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.5 mi)
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7/22/18 9:11 am
This is a local & quaint swimming hole that’s 10 min away on E. Canton that we just found out about it and it’s worth! It’s right off HWy20 (Cumming HWY) & 369 inside Pooles Mill. (You’ll see playground of small park on R) Park there and follow trail. Easy access Natural swimming hole, w lots of small pools w small waterfall and rocks to sun and rest. Safe for kids w parents. Saw a picnic pavilion but didn’t eat. Small dogs were there also w no problems. Anyone should try.. we spent 4 hrs there and didn’t notice. Relaxing and awesome
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