Raven Cliff Picnic Shelter

Speedwell, Virginia

Overview

Located in Raven Cliff Campground, enjoy this large shelter for your next gathering! Along with the amenities of the shelter, it adjoins a large field for games, the rushing waters of Cripple Creek for wading and fishing, hiking trails, and the historic Raven Cliff Furnace. Primitive camping is also available for $5.00 per night on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recreation

Besides the available primitive campsites, Cripple Creek runs through the picnic area and is popular for fishing, wading, and tubing. There are large open fields that are great for sports and picnics.

Facilities

A wooden picnic shelter that accommodates groups up to 75 people and 15 cars with overflow parking nearby. No drinking water available. The shelter contains picnic tables, grill, and parking. There are available vault toilets. Primitive campsites available for camping.

Natural Features

From the 200-foot sandstone Raven Cliff to the 1810 historic iron ore furnace, this recreation area is off the beaten path, but worth the effort.

Nearby Attractions

Cripple Creek for fishing or wading. A trail follows along Cripple Creek to the historic Civil War Era Raven Cliff Furnace.

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