Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area

  

Cave Mountain Lake

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area welcomes generations of families who enjoy the rustic beauty and peacefulness of the area. Easy access from I-81, close proximity to historic Lexington, and access to the Natural Bridge, make Cave Mountain Lake a perfect travel destination.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Main entrance gate open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Day use area open 6 a.m. to sunset.
Reservations: Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area Reservation Information
Fees $5 per vehicle day use fee. $15 per single site per night. $30 for the double site per night (maximum 12 people). Group campsite: $20 per night 1 - 10 people, $30 per night 11 - 20 people, $40 per night 21 - 30 people (maximum 30 people). Group picnic shelter: $25 (maximum 100 people) (day use fee applies).
Open Season: Early April through late October
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited in day use area. No boats or watercraft of any kind allowed on lake. 
Closest Towns: Natural Bridge Station, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets with warm water showers
Operated By: Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts: 540-291-2188

General Information

Directions:

From I-81 Northbound: Take exit 175. Turn left onto US 11 and continue 2 miles into Natural Bridge. Once in Natural Bridge, take a right onto VA 130 East and continue approximately 3.2 miles. Then turn right on SR 759 for 3.2 miles. Turn right on SR 781; the Cave Mountain Lake entrance is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.

From I-81 Southbound: Take exit 180A. This is a left side exit off the interstate. Continue on US 11 south into Natural Bridge. Once in Natural Bridge take a left onto VA 130 East and continue approximately 3.2 miles. Then turn right on SR 759 for 3.2 miles. Turn right on SR 781; the Cave Mountain Lake entrance is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.


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Campground Camping

Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation InfoReservations are available for some campsites.
Fire InformationCampfires are allowed in designated campfire rings at each campsite. Dead and down wood can be gathered on site.
No. of Sites40

Group Camping

Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation InfoYes
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted in designated campfire ring.
Group ShelterNone
No. of Sites1 group site for up to 30 people
No. of Accessible sites0
Group Cooking FacilitiesDouble pedestal grills available
Hookups - ElectricNone

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