Staunton Dam Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A historic masonry dam constructed in the 1920s is a highlight of this picnic area. Water flows from the dam through a tunnel beneath Lookout Mountain, serving as the primary water supply for the city of Staunton.

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
Restrictions: No boating or swimming allowed. 
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: 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 2.1 miles to the intersection with FDR 95B and turn right. Staunton Dam is located in 1.5 miles.

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