- Kaohsiung City
- Lakesi River Swimming Pools
Lakesi River (中文版：拉克斯溪水游泳池) is a colorful river in Kaohsiung, Taoyuan District. The river is warm and the rocks brightly colored white and yellow by mineral in the water. A flood mitigation weir creates a giant, chest-deep green swimming pool 2.2 km up the river. Currently (3/2017) regular cars can drive almost all the way there along a dirt road in the river. At the end of the road there is a large camping area.
（Update: 2017/4/3) The only constant in change. This place appears to have filled with gravel. Hopefully the next typhoon will clean it out.
Behind the weir there is a small cascading waterfall and two more swimming holes.
Lakesi River Swimming Pools
Kaohsiung City, Taoyuan District
Parking: 23.2218, 120.81894
Swimming Pool: 23.2211, 120.82028
Detailed Map: https://goo.gl/tiAhgf
The information on this page is for reference only. Your safety and following all the regulations in Taiwan are your own responsibility. For each outing, pay attention to the weather and do not go into the rivers after heavy rains or when there is a chance of heavy rain. Each person needs to prepare equipment and safety gear according to the conditions and their own abilities. Always look out for slippery surfaces, unstable ground, landslides and falling rocks. Be aware of the water depth, and be extra vigilant around fast flowing water. Be cautious you will have amazing adventures. Thank you for taking all your garbage out with you.