Raven Cliff Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

From the 200 foot sandstone Raven Cliff to the 1810 iron ore furnace, this recreation area is off the beaten path but worth the effort. With a small primitive campground, picnic area, and large day use area, visitors can spend a few hours or few days. Cripple Creek runs through the picnic area and is popular for fishing, wading, and tubing. Large open fields are great for sports and picnics.

At a Glance

Fees: $5 per site per night.
Open Season: Campground open April 15 through October 29. Day use area open year round.
Closest Towns: Speedwell, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Portable toilets available in campground. Vault toilet available in day use area.
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information

Directions: From I-81: Take Wytheville exit 67, 70, or 72 onto US 11 (Main Street). On the west end of town, US 11 turns off and Main Street becomes US 21 south. Follow US 21 south for approximately 11 ½ miles to Virginia State Route 619 at Speedwell. Turn east on VA 619 and go about 7 miles to the campground

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 20

River and Stream Fishing

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Day Hiking

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