Cascades Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
Cascade Falls

Cascades Day Use Area is one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in southwest Virginia. It features shady picnic spots, a native trout stream, and a 4-mile scenic loop trail. The main attraction is the scenic 66 foot Cascade Falls, a dramatic waterfall located two miles from the parking area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees: $3 per vehicle. 
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Pembroke, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Interagency Pass series and the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Seasonal Day Use Pass are accepted here. The Virginia State Parks pass does not apply on the National Forest.
Operated By: Eastern Divide Ranger District: 540-552-4641

General Information

Directions: From Blacksburg, VA: Follow US 460 west for 13 miles to Pembroke. Turn right onto SR 623. Go 4 miles to the Cascades parking lot.

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