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Ganei Huga - wonderful swimming for kids

Ganei Huga is about 7 Km north-east of Beit She’an in Emeq Hama’ayanot and is a Gan HaShlosha (Sachne)-equivalent for kids. (Gan HaShlosha is not particularly small-child friendly). Like Gan HaShloshah it is extremely scenic with green laws and trees. Three large pools are supplied by flowing spring water and are supervised by lifeguards.

The Jordan Valley is, of course, one of the hottest locations in Israel during the summer, which means you will probably spend much of your time in the pools. There are 3 pools that are progressively deeper. The deepest pool is from 1.1 to 1.6 meter in depth, which is not that great for adult swimming. The bottoms of the pools are pebbly, but one can buy appropriate footwear from the store. The toddler pool is a delight with small slides, although only a limited area is shaded. Another pool has a zip-line.


The place is kept very clean. There are plenty of shaded picnic benches. They have hot showers. There may be lawn inflatables on certain days. A store sells drinks, snacks and other provisions. Simple meals are available. They are not supervised kosher as the store is open on Saturday, but meat-milk separation etc. is maintained.


Tents can be brought to a designated camping area at a charge per guest. Yauks and air-conditioned tents are also available for rent. 240 v electricity hookups are available, and use of a fridge at a charge. Rentals do not include the daily admission charge.


Directions: Enter “Ganey Hugga into Waze.

Admission: Admission is 46 NIS per person. But see their website for current admission charges. Entry to the site is from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. all days of the week. For campers the gates close at 10.00 p.m. and the admission charge is until the next day. Their phone number is 04 658-1111 and email address This is their Hebrew website. 

Public transport: A number of bus lines can be used. Enter "Ganney Hugga" into Moovit. The closest bus stop is a 2.2-Km/17-minute walk to the park.

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