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Here Are 17 Virginia Swimming Holes That Will Make Your Summer Epic

When you’ve had enough of swimming pools, water parks and the beach…when you just want something simple, relaxing and refreshing…what you need is a good ol’ fashioned swimming hole. Pardon me, that’s “swimmin’ hole.” These are the places that you go to cool down after a hike, to dip your feet on a hot day or just to be where, maybe, no one else will be. Virginia has dozens, and I mean DOZENS, of these places. Here are 16 of our favorites…

Given the number of swimming holes in Virginia, we know this is only a partial list. So, tell us about the places you love to go. Maybe it’s a place you grew up going to or maybe it’s a hideaway you discovered on a hike. Give us the run down in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.