Cumberland Falls State Park, Part 3: Gatliff Bridge and an Afternoon Swim

After my hikes to Cumberland and Eagle Falls I had a late lunch and then walked across the historic Gatliff Bridge which spans the Cumberland River just upstream of Cumberland Falls. The views both upstream and downstream were really lovely.

Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the Gatliff Bridge, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the bridge towards Cumberland Falls, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

View from the bridge towards Cumberland Falls, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

After the hiking and exploring I knew I wanted to take advantage of the $5 pool rate and man, was it refreshing. It was mid-afternoon by this time and it was so sunny and the water looked so blue that I decided to bring my camera along with me. And so after some laps I had a pretty good time playing around taking pictures of the shadows and bubbles – much to the confusion of the lifeguard and the other family using the pool.

Drifting underwater, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Drifting underwater, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Silhouette while swimming, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Silhouette while swimming, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Exhaling pushing off the wall, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Exhaling pushing off the wall, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

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