Riprap Hollow, Shenandoah Park
If you’d like to escape the heat and the crowds at Blue Hole, Riprap Hollow is a great place to find a cool swimming hole. It’s on the Shendandoah side of the Blue Ridge, 40 min. from UVA so there’s no crowds and it’s should be low 90’s at the hottest. Bring plenty of water for 4-5 mi. or so of hiking, a lunch, and a bag for wild blueberries, if you’d like to get some.
A swimsuit and bug repellent might be useful, too. The club provides a seat in a car and gas money for carpooling.