Green Pastures Recreation Area

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: Check with Douthat State Park for current conditions:
Operational Hours: Park hours are 8am to dusk. The park is open seasonally from the first Friday in May to the last Friday in October.
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Trails are open Year Round
Closest Towns: Clifton Forge, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: No restrooms provided
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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


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Reservation Info No Reservations Required

Group Picnicking

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