Cave Springs Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Cave Springs Recreation Area is situated within the picturesque farming community of Olinger Gap. Highlights of this recreation area include a campground, small spring-fed pond, access to Stone Mountain Trail and Wilderness, and a short hike to an overlook of the Olinger Gap Community. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is closed until further notice.
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
Passes: The America the Beautiful Interagency Pass series and the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Seasonal Day Use Pass are accepted here and cover day use fees. The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes provide a 50% discount to the base campsite fee (not hook ups) and day use fees.
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: Cave Springs Recreation Area:  276-546-4297 For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Operating this campground would not be possible without help from volunteers. Find out about opportunities to volunteer at

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

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 37

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:
No. of Sites 9 sites have electrical hookups
Dump Stations Yes

Day Hiking

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Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:
No. of Sites Picnicking sites available
Reservation Info No Reservations Required

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