967 Fairy Stone Lake DriveStuart, VA 24171
A gift shop is located at the park’s office, near the visitor center. Here visitors may buy souvenirs, ice, and firewood. Open year-round Mon-Fri 8am-4pm with expanded hours during peak seasons.
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