Refresh and reset this summer with a Shenandoah River swim. Seek thrills and chills at a waterpark. Adventure to a scenic waterfall in the picturesque Shenandoah National Park. Or soak up the sun on a lazy afternoon by the lake.

Here in Page Valley, we've got water activities for all ages and adventure levels to beat the heat. Explore some of our top excursions for fresh-air relaxation and recreation to dive into.

1. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River

Shenandoah River Adventures

The South Fork of the Shenandoah River flows for 55 miles through Page Valley, winding its way between the Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The storied Shenandoah provides many opportunities for summer splendor. Kick back in a canoe or kayak for a relaxing river ride or set off on a lazy afternoon float by tube. Page Valley outfitters — Shenandoah River Outfitters and Shenandoah River Adventures — help river-goers plan their trips, arrange transportation, and rent equipment. The Shenandoah River is ranked as a top-10 smallmouth bass river in America, making this a must-experience destination for anglers.

2. Hawksbill Recreation Park & Pool

Hawksbill Pool

Water fed and filtered from the winding Hawksbill Creek adds a cooling freshness to this large pool located just outside the charming Town of Stanley. With sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the Hawksbill Recreation Park and Pool features a diving board, outdoor grills, picnic areas, a splash pad, a food stand stocked with seasonal favorites, and a nearby dog park, providing a fun and affordable summer experience for both locals and visitors.

3. Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead

Located in a beautifully wooded Page Valley park, situated just below Skyline Drive, Lake Arrowhead ranks as a hidden gem among locals. The 34-acre park offers recreational opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming, as well as nature trails circling the lake, playground equipment, and a white sand beach. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and picnic shelters are available for rent. This outdoor playground is perfect for sunshine-seekers of all activity levels.

4. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Yogi Bear Waterpark in Luray

Experience a playground for adults and children at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. Thrill-seekers can enjoy the 197-foot Virginia Vortex with a cavernous super bowl, hop on a tube for a slithering twist of a ride on the 376-foot Luray Loop-de-Loop, or challenge a friend to see who is the fastest on the 222-foot multi-lane Mountain Match-Up. Pool-side loungers can relax by three large swimming pools while kids soak up the sun and fun at a kiddie pool featuring splashers and bubblers. Want to relax in poolside luxury? Cabanas are available for rent.

5. Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Unlike TLC, here in Page Valley we do chase waterfalls — and Shenandoah National Park is great place to chase them. One of park's most popular destinations is Whiteoak Canyon and its six waterfalls, with heights from 35 to 86 feet and swimming holes at the bottom of each waterfall.

Water Activities in Page Valley Plan your adventure by river, lake, or pool in Virginia's Cabin Capital.