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
Main entrance gate open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Day use area open 6 a.m. to sunset.
$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).
Early April through late October
Alcoholic beverages prohibited in day use area. No boats or watercraft of any kind allowed on lake.
Natural Bridge Station, VA
Drinking water available
Flush toilets with warm water showers
Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts: 540-291-2188
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.