Are you looking to enjoy a natural spring? This is an experience that can’t be matched! It might surprise you to find out that there are many natural springs you can check out in Virginia. If you want to head out and explore these springs, you can learn more information below!
1. Alum Springs
Located off the Blue Gray Parkway, Alum Hot Springs is a great spot to retreat to when you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Alum Spring Park is a great spot to enjoy a picnic and take in the sights of nature. While there is a shallow gulley you have to cross in your vehicle, you will find it’s well worth the trip. Finding parking might not be easy, so try to get there early and secure your spot!
2. Shenandoah Hot Springs
Are you looking for a more luxurious hot spring experience? The Shenandoah Hot Springs might be right for you! This water park has specific sets of rules for safety, so keep this in mind while visiting with your family. You can still visit the outdoor portions that are open to the public, but only when weather permits. The water park maintains the springs at a wonderful and relaxing temperature of 72°F.
3. Falling Spring
The Falling Spring is a roadside attraction that many adventurers visit! Nestled in Alleghany Highlands in Alleghany County, this 80-foot waterfall and spring is a sight to behold. Thomas Jefferson, then Governor of Virginia, described the falls as “a remarkable cascade…falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below.” These falls are the largest waterfalls in all of Virginia! The water is a very pleasant 77°F so bring your bathing suit and enjoy your time.
4. Blowing Springs
Visitors to Blowing Springs Campground are amazed by the spa-themed natural waters of Blowing Springs. The underground waters are an incredible feature! The distinctive geological feature creates a duct that blows air from the rocks at a constant 58 degrees. The campground offers plenty of room for camping activities. The lower portion of the campground has wide-open grassy fields, while the upper portion is smaller yet provides a more wooded setting.
5. Warm Springs Pools
Are you looking for a more resort-like experience when it comes to enjoying natural springs? The Omni Homestead Resort has two historic pools. You can check out the naturally heated Jefferson Pools as well as the serene Serenity Garden Pool! The bathhouses are open at specific times, so make sure you set your reservations accordingly. You are going to be treated to natural, body-temperature waters all year round! The original octagonal stone basin was thoughtfully restored and is covered by a new octagonal frame building.
Summary of Natural Springs in Virginia
|Shenandoah Hot Springs
|Warm Springs Pools
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