Cave Springs Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Cave Springs Recreation Area is situated within the picturesque farming community of Olinger Gap. Highlights of this recreation area include a small spring fed swimming pond, access to Stone Mountain Trail and Wilderness, and a short hike to an overlook of the Olinger Gap Community.  The campground here has 37 campsites including 19 sites with electric hookups. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Cave Springs Recreation Area is closed in 2018 due to safety concerns.
Fees $12 per camp site per night. $5 electric hookups. $3 per vehicle day use area fee.
Closest Towns: Big Stone Gap, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: Cave Springs Recreation Area:  276-546-4297

General Information


From Kingsport, TN: Follow US23 North to Big Stone Gap, VA then follow Alternate 58 West for 2.5 miles to State SR 621. Make a right onto SR 621 and follow 6.1 miles to the Cave Springs entrance road on right.

From Abingdon, VA: Follow US 58/US 19 West to Hansonville, VA. Turn left onto US 58 Alternate to Big Stone Gap. At Big Stone Gap, remain on US 58 Alt. for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto SR 621 and go 6.1 miles to the Cave Springs entrance road on right.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 37

RV Camping

Hookups - Electric19
Dump StationsYes


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