Mountain House Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Mountain House Day Use Area provides the primary access to Ramseys Draft Wilderness and an opportunity for a nice picnic or to stage a hiking adventure. Native trout fishing is available in the adjacent Ramseys Draft stream.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: early-April - early-December
Restrictions: No overnight camping. 
Closest Towns: West Augusta, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet; Closed December 1st through April 1st
Operated By: North River Ranger District: 540-432-0187

General Information

Directions: From Staunton, VA: Travel on U.S. 250 west. The Mountain House Day Use Area is located on U.S. 250 approximately five miles past the turn off to Braley Pond at the junction with Forest Development Road (FDR) 68.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking


No. of Sites Picnicking sites available
Reservation Info No Reservations Required

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