967 Fairy Stone Lake DriveStuart, VA 24171
The Visitor Center features exhibits on local history, mountain culture, indigenous plants and animals, and fairy stones.Guided nature and history hikes, Bluegrass music, guided fairy stone hunts, Junior Rangers, and kids’ crafts and other activities are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hikes, guided fairy stone hunts and kids’ activities are also offered on weekends during spring and fall. For special arrangements for adult groups, school groups and outreach programs, call the park at (276) 930-2424.
The amphitheater is located near the Little Mountain Falls system trailhead parking. It overlooks the lake and seats 100 people. This open air facility, used mainly for park programming, has lighting and electrical hookups.
- Season/Hours: All Year/Contact Park
- Fee: Park Fees
- Location:36° 47.8266 -80° 06.7666
Fayerdale Hall Conference Center
Fayerdale Hall Conference Center has been around since the park was first built by the CCC. It originally served as a restaurant and now is a reservable conference center. Located close to the beach area, it can accommodate up to 130 people and is great for weddings, meetings, and family reunions. It has its own kitchen and catering from local restaurants is possible. To reserve, call 1-800-933-7275. This is a day-use facility. Lower Weekday Rates!
- Season/Hours: All Year/Day-use
- Fee: Park Fees
- Location:36° 47.6466 -80° 06.9366
The Legend of the Fairy Stone: Many hundreds of years before Chief Powhatan’s reign, fairies were dancing around a spring of water, playing with naiads and wood nymphs, when an elfin messenger arrived from a city far away. He brought news of the death of Christ. When these creatures of the forest heard the story of the crucifixion, they wept. As their tears fell upon the earth, they crystallized to form beautiful crosses.Fairy stones are staurolite, a combination of silica, iron and aluminum. Staurolite crystallizes at 60 or 90 degree angles, hence the stone’s cross-like structure.
- Season/Hours: All Year/N/A
- Fee: A small handful of stones may be collected by visitors; digging is prohibited
- Location:Hunting stones in park property behind Haynes 57 Service Station on Rt. 57E
The park’s Visitor Center features exhibits on local history, mountain culture, indigenous plants and animals, and fairy stones.
- Season/Hours: Spring /Summer /Fall/Vary depending on staff availability
- Fee: N/A
- Location:36° 47.5466 -80° 07.0083