Recreation sites open for visitors on the Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District

Release Date: Mar 26, 2021

Contact(s): Recreation Program Manager: David Whitmore (540


Natural Bridge Station, Va., March 26, 2021— USDA Forest Service campgrounds, ATV trails, and day use areas are open to visitors or will be opening soon for the summer recreation season. The Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District provides access to recreation sites in Amherst, Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Nelson, and Rockbridge Counties. The following schedule outlines the season opening dates:

Site Name

Season Opening Details

Cave Mountain Lake Campground

Will open April 1 to campers with reservations only.  No first come/first served camping at this time. 

Cave Mountain Lake Day Use

Will open to campers with reservations April 1 with limited facilities.  Youth (15 and under) will be allowed to fish with accompanying adults, day use fee of $8 will apply. The main bathhouse will not be available, but a restroom facility will be provided near the picnic shelter.

Colon Hollow Shelter Campground

Open year round.

Crabtree Falls Day Use Area

Open year round.  Restrooms will open April 1.

Crabtree Falls Meadow

Open year round. Restrooms will open May 15. 

Day Creek Day Use Area

Open year round. Restroom is open.  

Hopper Creek Campground

Open to campers with reservations only.  No first come/first served camping at this time. 

Locher Tract

Open year round. Restrooms will open May 15. 

North Creek Campground

Will open April 1.

Oronoco Campground

Anticipate opening April 15.  Closed due to bridge replacement project.

Sherando Lake Campground

Will open April 1 to campers with reservations only.  No first come/first served camping at this time. 

Sherando Lake Day Use

Will open April 1 to campground users only. Will open May 15 to day visitors, limited capacity.  Site is open to walk-in users. 

Sherando Lake Group Campground

Will open April 1 to campers with reservations only. Three group sites are available. No first come/first served camping at this time.

 

Many recreation sites, including hiking and biking trails, are open year-round. For current status updates or to make a reservation visit Recreation.gov.

For more information, please contact the Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District at (540)291-2188, visit our website www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj, or follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/GWJNF1.

 

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