Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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

Current Conditions: This location is temporarily shut down. Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.
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 Day use fee is $5 per vehicle or $1 on foot or in large van/bus. $18 per single site per night. $36 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: - undefined
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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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