Fairy Stone State Park - Hiking

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Located near Roanoke, VA, Fairy Stone State Park offers unique geological features and diverse hiking opportunities amidst captivating natural landscapes. With over 15 miles of scenic trails, the park caters to hikers of all levels, from leisurely walks to challenging treks. Explore the 2-mile Little Mountain Falls Trail, renowned for its mesmerizing waterfalls and panoramic views of Fairy Stone Lake. Families can enjoy the easy Big Rock Nature Trail, winding through lush forests abundant with native flora and fauna. For more adventurous hikers, the 1.9-mile Boulder Ridge Trail features rugged terrain and unique rock formations, including the namesake fairy stones. These rare mineral crosses, found only in a few locations worldwide, add a distinctive allure to the park's charm. Alternatively, find tranquility along the 1.5-mile Hemlock Haven Trail, tracing a serene stream amid towering hemlocks. Thrill-seekers can conquer the 3.1-mile Turkey Ridge Trail, offering sweeping vistas of the park's majestic scenery. Meanwhile, the flat and accessible Lake Shore Trail provides a peaceful lakeside retreat with captivating views of Fairy Stone Lake, from which the park derives its name. Whether seeking adventure or serenity, Fairy Stone State Park promises unforgettable hiking experiences amidst Virginia's stunning wilderness. Explore these trails and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

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  • Directions: From I-81 near Roanoke, take Route 581 to Route 220 South to Route 57 West to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive); From I-77 near Hillsville, take Route 58 East to Route 8 North to Route 57 East to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive); From Greensboro, take Route 220 North to Route 220 North bypass at Martinsville, then Route 57 West to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive); From Richmond, take Route 360 West to Route 58 West to Route 220 North Bypass at Martinsville to Route 57 West to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive); Its address is 967 Fairystone Lake Drive, Stuart, VA 24171-9588; Latitude, 36.792468. Longitude, -80.116840; Drive Time : Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., six hours (from Washington, DC); Richmond, four hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/Virginia Beach, five hours; Roanoke, one hour
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  • Total Number of Rooms: 26
  • Pet Policy: Pets are allowed, however, they need to be accompanied by their owner at all times.
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  • Additional Information: Come and enjoy Fairy Stone State Park while staying in one of our cabins; just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway! Weekly cabin rentals start Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The cabins have a full kitchen, climate-controlled (heat and AC), fireplaces, an outdoor pedestal grill, a picnic table, firewood available (for a small fee), and many other amenities. Pets are allowed, however, they need to be accompanied by their owner at all times. There are 25 cabins and one lodge.
  • Additional Information: TRAILS Most of the park's Little Mountain Trail System, 10 miles, is multi-use. Multi-use trails are open to hiking, cycling and horseback riding. The remaining trails, parts of the Little Mountain system and all of the Stuart's Knob system, are for pedestrian use only. SWIMMING Between the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, guarded beach swimming is available for a fee. A bathhouse, concession area and toys are available. FISHING, BOATING The 168-acre Fairy Stone Lake is great for family fishing and boating. Paddle this serene lake in your canoe or kayak. Boat rentals are available daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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  • Additional Information: Come and enjoy Fairy Stone State Park while staying in one of our cabins.
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  • Total Number of Cottages or Cabins: 25
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  • DescriptionFairy Stone is the place for your wedding and guests if your ideal spot to say "I do" overlooks a beautiful lake, beach or a wide-open field. Gather at the amphitheater or have a smaller ceremony at the beach. Have a simple outdoor reception at a picnic shelter or have one inside at Fayerdale Hall. A large deck adds to the wedding options at Fayerdale Hall, and space can be increased by renting a large tent from the park. Overnight accommodations include a family lodge and 25 one or two-bedroom cabins. There are also four yurts and 56 campsites. Plan a fairy tale wedding at Fairy Stone State Park.
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  • Reception Capacity230
  • Space NotesBeach at the lake- unable to reserve- special use permit required (100+ outside) Shelters 1,2,3,4 (75 outside with electric) Shelters 6,7 (45 outside) Amphitheater (80 outside with lights) Fayerdale Hall (130 if seated, 230 max inside) deck (up to 100 outside) field (100+ outside) Lodge (16 inside, 25 outside)
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  • Banquet Capacity130
  • Number of Rooms1