Elkhorn Lake Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Elkhorn Lake (Photo by: Terry Staub)

This day use area is a popular non-motorized boating and fishing area with a wheelchair accessible pier. Elkhorn Day Use Area serves as a municipal watershed for Staunton, VA.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open for recreation, however the restrooms are temporarily shut down.
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: West Augusta, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: North River Ranger District: 540-432-0187

General Information

Directions: From Staunton, VA: Follow U.S. 250 west to Churchville. Continue west on U.S. 250 for 10 miles past Churchville and turn right onto State Route (S.R.) 715. (This road turns into Forest Development Road (FDR) 96.) Follow S.R. 715/FDR 96 8.5 miles to FDR 95 and turn right. Follow FDR 95 0.5 miles to the intersection with FDR 533A and turn right to Elkhorn Lake.

Recreation Map

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.