Fairy Stone State Park
Home of the legendary fairy stones, this park is well known for its 168-acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir. The park is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Attractions include cabins, a campground, group camping, an equestrian campground, a conference center, hiking trails, lake swimming, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, picnicking and two playgrounds, including one in the water.
My kids and I love to visit this lake because of the awesome animal floats in the water. I played on the same floats when I was a child and they're so much fun! It's almost like being at an amusement park, the kids have a fantastic time. The only thing I dislike about this place is that the water is pretty murky and there's lots of stuff floating in it. 😕
Enjoyed staying in one of the cabins for a weekend, while hiking park trails and driving to local spots. Trails are well marked and offer a variety of difficulty. Definitely a spot that lets one unplug and unwind.
We had a wonderful trip and stay at Fairy Stone State Park. The campground was nice and clean, good presence of their Law Enforcement in the campground riding through multiple times during the day and night. The park is beautiful as well as the lake. You have to go outside the park to fairy stone hunt, but it's only a few miles away. We did find a few fairy stones while we were there but it's not as easy to find them as some people think but that's why it's called hunting and not just getting. Our next trip is already in the making. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
We love fairy stone park. There is so much to do here and it is all reasonably priced. Be sure to bring everything you need as it's a good 20-30 minutes to the nearest Wal-Mart. Other than that, you shouldn't need to leave. The camp sites are pretty well kept and the bath houses are clean and taken care of. You've also got to spend time on the beachh and lake if you are visiting during the warmer months. Can't recommend it enough.
Love this place for a quite get-away. Friendly staff and the park Rangers know their stuff. Something for everyone of all ages.