Ready to cool off? Aiken County offers variety of pools and waterfronts

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Apr. 29—Pools and spraygrounds/splash pads are a great place for children to chill out on a hot summer day. Aiken County offers several options for swimming. Some facilities require a fee.

Aiken County Recreation Center Pool

917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville

Public pool. Lifeguards on duty. Minimal fee.

Aiken State Park

1145 State Park Road, Windsor

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Natural swim area; no lifeguards. Park fees apply.

Citizens Park Sprayground

651 Old Airport Road, Aiken

Public water attraction sprayground; no lifeguards on duty. Admission is free.

Clarks Hill Recreation Area

J. Strom Thurmond Lake

Two swim beaches; $5 per vehicle. Located in McCormick County, the recreation area is two miles from the J. Strom Thurmond Visitor Center at 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, South Carolina. From the visitor center, follow U.S. 221 for approximately two miles; the park is located on the left.

Aiken County Family Y Pool

621 Trolley Line Road, Aiken

Pools and water attractions. Special rates for non-members. Admission fee.

Fermata Club

841 Whiskey Road, Aiken

Member-owned, swimming and tennis social club. Membership required.

Gregg Park Civic Center

1001 A Avenue, Graniteville

Free for members. Minimal fee for non-members.

Hammond Hills Suburban Club

145 Cypress Dr, North Augusta

Hammond Hills Suburban Club is a nonprofit recreation club. Membership required.

Langley Pond

113 Langley Dam Road, Langley

Langley Pond features a rowing course, boat ramp with new boat dock, swim area, concession stand, large picnic shelter, grills, bathhouse, playground and sandy beach.

Richardson's Lake

919 Richardson Lake Road, Warrenville

Natural swim area. Open May-September; lifeguards on duty. Admission fee.

Riverview Park Splash Pad

100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta

Public water attraction splash pad; no lifeguards on duty. Admission is free.

Smith-Hazel Recreation Center Pool

400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken

Public pool and water features. Lifeguards on duty. Minimal fee.

Summerfield Park Splash Pad

738 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta

Public water attraction splash pad; no lifeguards on duty. Admission is free.