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.
Update: 2019/6 The lake has been filled with rocks again. A storm may clean it out again later.
The new Lakesi River Swimming Pool is about 400 meters downstream from the old one. Most cars can drive all the way to the front of the lake, while 4x4s can drive to the back. The water is calm and in places it can be deep. The last one filled up after the first heavy rain, so don’t expect this lake to last past the summer. Visit it now while you can.
Fuxing Hot Spring and Fuxing Landslide Lake are two hours upstream.
For the sake of record keeping, I’m keeping this album of the old pool up. Currently (4/2019) it’s filled with gravel, but a big storm may clean it out again later.
Lakesi River Swimming Pools
Kaohsiung City, Taoyuan District
Parking: 23.2218, 120.81894
Swimming Pool: 23.22367, 120.81696
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.