Camping at Cave Mountain Lake

Posted on 10/21/2021 in misc

Cave Mountain Lake Campground is a National Forest Campground near Natural Bridge VA. It features about 45 dry sites and a modern bathhouse with hot showers available in the campground. It was 80% tents with a few small trailers last weekend, and I think 24 feet is about the largest trailer you'd want to bring in there. It's heavily wooded and the lake is a 5-10 minute walk from the campground.

I like campgrounds where the 50 foot luxury apartments on wheels can't go. This is in my top 3 VA campgrounds and we'll definitely be back.

Cave Mountain Lake

Cave Mountain Lake

Cave Mountain Lake

My wife had never been to Natural Bridge State Park so on Saturday we headed there. It started raining around noon so we headed back to the camper for lunch and hung out for a while until the front passed through around 3 PM. It quickly got noticeably colder. I took advantage of the clearing skies to get a 4-mile hike in at the campground.

George Washington surveyed the area in 1750 and carved his initials into the rock. You can still see the G.W. but it was too far away to get a photo.

Cave Mountain Lake

Cave Mountain Lake

Graffiti has never not been an issue in our public lands.

Cave Mountain Lake

On Sunday we packed up and parked in a strip mall just off of Downtown Lexington VA to explore the town and have brunch. Stonewall Jackson's civilian home is there but I'd toured it previously. Lexington is the home of Virginia Military Academy and Washington & Lee University and the town really leans into the Robert E Lee association.

Cave Mountain Lake

They spelled traitor incorrectly.

Cave Mountain Lake