CAVE MOUNTAIN LAKE GROUP CAMP, VA

Cave Mountain Lake Group Camp is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and welcomes visitors to enjoy the rustic beauty and peacefulness of the area. Easy access from the interstate, close proximity to historic Lexington and access to Natural Bridge make Cave Mountain Lake...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Boats are not allowed on the lake
  • Cell phone coverage is unreliable
  • No electric, water or sewer hookups available
  • The main gate on State Route 781 is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • For more information, call (540) 291-2188, Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Cave Mountain Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 30
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Cave Mountain Lake Group Camp is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and welcomes visitors to enjoy the rustic beauty and peacefulness of the area. Easy access from the interstate, close proximity to historic Lexington and access to Natural Bridge make Cave Mountain Lake an ideal destination.

Natural Features:

Cave Mountain Lake covers seven acres and was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, using existing natural rock buttresses to form a 35-foot dam. A grassy field extends from the lake's sandy beach and hills lush with hardwood and conifer trees paint a scenic backdrop.

Recreation:

The lake offers refreshing opportunities to splash and swim on a designated sandy swim beach. Anglers fish from the water's edge outside the beach area. Boating is not allowed, so beyond of the swimming area, the lake offers plentiful photography, birding and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Hiking trails surround the area, offering everything from a short walk around the lake to an all-day hike along the nearby ridges. Backpackers enjoy the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the James River Face and the Thunder Ridge Wilderness areas.

Facilities:

The group camp area allows tent-camping only and can accommodate up to 30 guests. Facilities include six picnic tables which can be moved around within the group area, two fire rings with grills, one pedestal double grill, lantern posts, serving tables, a group campfire circle and a drinking water spigot. Flush toilets are across the road in the day use area and showers are available at the beach bathhouse.

Nearby Attractions:

Lexington, Virginia, just 20 minutes away, is home to the gravesites of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. It's a charming town with conveniences like grocery stores and gas stations. Ice and other sundries can be found at small stores along State Route 759.

Booking Window
Sat Oct 25 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Oct 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Campfire Circles
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 29 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.57583, -79.53417
37°34'33"N, 79°32'3"W

From I-81 North, take Exit 175. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 11 and continue 2 miles into Natural Bridge. Once in Natural Bridge, take a right onto VA 130 East and continue approximately 3.2 miles. Turn right on State Route 759 for 3.2 miles. Turn right on State Route 781. Cave Mountain Lake entrance is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.

From I-81 South, take Exit 180A off the left side of the interstate. Continue on U.S. Highway 11 south into Natural Bridge. Once in Natural Bridge, take a left onto VA 130 East and continue approximately 3.2 miles. Then turn right on State Route 759 for 3.2 miles. Turn right on State Route 781. Cave Mountain Lake entrance is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CAVE MOUNTAIN LAKE GROUP CAMP
811 Cave Mountain Lake Road
Natural Bridge Station  VA  24579

Phone Number:

Information:  (540)291-2188
during office hours (Mon-Fri

8am-4:30pm)

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