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About Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp
Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, offering a rustic and peaceful camping getaway. Easy interstate access, close proximity to historic Lexington and access to Natural Bridge make Cave Mountain Lake an ideal spot. Natural Features: Cave Mountain Lake covers seven acres and was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, using existing buttresses of natural rock to form a 35-foot dam. A grassy field extends from the lakes sandy beach, and hills lush with hardwood and conifer trees paint a scenic backdrop. Recreation: Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and relaxing on the beach at Cave Mountain Lake. Birding and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. Hiking trails surround the area, offering everything from a short walk around the lake to a full 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: Cave Mountain Lake offers 28 reservable campsites and 13 campsites remain first-come, first-serve only. Amenities at each campsite include a picnic table, lantern post and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets and water spigots are located throughout the campground. Nearby Attractions: Lexington, Virginia, just 20 minutes away, is home to the gravesites of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Its 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. ACTIVITIES Fishing Hiking Wildlife Viewing Swimming Site
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Fires Allowed
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Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp is located in Virginia
37.576 N
-79.534 W
Get Directions
From I- 81 North, take Exit 175 just south of Natural Bridge. Go north on U.S. Highway 11. Turn right at the Natural Bridge parking lot onto Route 130 East. Continue for approximately 4 miles to Natural Bridge Station. Turn right onto State Route 759 and continue for about 3 miles, then turn right again onto State Route 781. Turn left into the recreation area, then bear left at the Y intersection and continue into the campground.
3 Reviews of Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp
Cool place

Nice camping an fun stuff in the area

just magical

the little streams running near each site, the beautiful walk to the lake with the leopard salamanders that the kids could catch and swim in. the bathhouses are great. be sure to read the bear recommendations and pack up your site accordingly and you’ll have a wonderful time. a great camp. so peaceful.

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Great family campsites

This is probably our favorite campsite yet. We stayed at site 6 and it backed up to a little stream. The site itself was private even though there are other sites around. Our boys loved playing in the stream and climbing the hill to get to our hammock on the site too. The lake has a beautiful view with green mountains surrounding it. It is a bit of a walk from the sites so we drove.