7 Great Swimming Holes In CVille


1. Blue Hole


1304 E Market Street, Crozet, Virginia
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Blue Hole can be found after a beautiful hike through the western portion of Albemarle county and right after the Sugar Hollow trail. It is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day after a great hike, enjoy the rope swing, jump off the rocks, or just bring a float and relax in the water.

2. Walnut Creek Park


4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, Virginia
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Walnut Creek is a 525 acre park, 45 of those being water and the rest made up of bike trails, disc golf, and beautiful woods to hike through. You can rent a canoe, fish or just relax on one of two sandy beaches they offer!

3. James River Reeling & Rafting


265 Ferry Street, Scottsville, Virginia
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James River Reeling and Rafting offers great group trips down the beautiful James River as well as rental options if you’d like to take a kayak or canoe out by yourself. Take the short ride to Scottsville and spend a day on the river during one of these humid summer days!

4. Mint Valley Springs Park


Mint Springs Park, Crozet, Virginia
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Mint Valley offers over 520 acres of space, 8 swimming, and 1 beach. Also enjoy their multiple hiking trails, fishing, and children’s playgrounds.

5. Riprap Hollow


Riprap Hollow, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Riprap hollow is a beautiful portion of the Shenandoah National Park, popular for kayaking and the natural water slides. While it is meant for the more intense water sport people it offers a long, beautiful hike around the scenic park and is a can’t miss spot if you’re desperate to cool off on a hot day!

6. Paul’s Creek


Pauls Creek Road, Nelson, Virginia
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Paul’s Creek is a great whitewater rafting spot close to Wintergreen resort. Because it is a very steep creek, the American Whitewater Association suggests you try some of the tamer, nearby creeks before jumping over to this beautiful body of water.

7. Chris Greene Lake


4748 Chris Greene Lake Road, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Chris Greene Lake offers over 200 acres of activities. equipped with great fishing and canoe spots, its one of the bet places to bring your dog on a beautiful summer day!

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