8 Great Places To Cool Off Near CVille!


1. Mint Springs Valley Park

Mint Springs

6659 Mint Springs Park, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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Enjoy the great beach at Mint Springs, as well as hiking trails , boating, fishing and more.

2. Chris Greene Lake

Chris Greene

4748 Chris Greene Lake Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Boasting two beaches, Chris Greene Lake is a great place to cool off with a swim, and they even have roped access where your dog can swim.


3. Walnut Creek Park

Walnut Creek

4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, Virginia
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Walnut Creek Park has two beaches, an 18 hole disc golf course, canoe rental, and trails for biking, hiking or running.

4. Sherando Lake


96 Sherando Lake Road, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
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South of Waynesboro, Sherando is cool spring-fed waters and beach, with some great hiking trails and campgrounds.

5. Blue Hole

Blue Hole

Crozet, Virginia 22903
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Near Sugar Hollow Reservoir, enjoy a hike and then cool off at Blue Hole, one of the deepest swimming holes in the area.

6. Riprap Hollow


Riprap Hollow, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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After hiking around Shenandoah National Park, Riprap Hollow is the perfect spot to cool down.


7. Paul’s Creek

Paul's Creek

Paul’s Creek Cul-de-sac, Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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Near Wintergreen, Paul’s Creek boasts beautiful waterfalls and waterslides that end in deep pools of water.

8. James River

James River

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Making its way through much of Virginia, the James River is an awesome place to go tubing, canoeing, fishing or just cool off with a nice swim.

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.