Green Pastures Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This recreation site includes a small lake, the original CCC built bathhouse and picnic shelter, and hiking trails. 

The recreation area was built in the 1930s at the request of the Clifton Forge Chapter of the NAACP and was originally designated for African American visitors during segregation in the United States.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently closed at entrance gate. Access to trails is available by foot travel or bicycle.
Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Trails are open Year Round
Closest Towns: Clifton Forge, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: No restrooms provided
Operated By: James River District: 540-962-2214
Information Center: This site is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

General Information


From I-64:  Take exit 35, turn right onto Virginia State Route 269 (old route 60), and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn left into the Longdale Recreation Area.

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