Take a dip in the gently bobbing waters of this bay that is fed by the melting snow run-off from Mount Gushmore. The expansive one-acre pool is great for those who want to wade in and just get their feet wet or take an invigorating swim.
Pounding waterfalls make a great retreat when you really need a refreshing plunge.
If you're not into rides or are looking for some peaceful time, bring a change of clothes and some snacks and melt away the day.
The park's main bobbing wave pool is a 1-acre oasis that's constantly fed by "melting snow" waterfalls. The man-made waves are positively oceanlike.
If you're not a strong swimmer, stay away from the far end of the pool, where the waves originate. You can get temporarily stuck in a pocket even if your head is still above water.