Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Fairy Stone State Park

While we were out driving around last week, we stopped in at Fairy Stone State Park. It is located in Patrick County, VA, not far from Stuart, VA.

I have always wanted a Fairy Stone. The little stones, which are cross-shaped, are also called staurolite.

Unfortunately, I took most of these photos out of the car window, so they aren't very good.

Park entrance

Gift shop.

Picnic and recreational area

Lovely little bridge

One of the newer cabins, I think.

They have a lot of cabins.

A nice creek.

Another cabin.

The best view of the big lake I could
get from the car.

One of the earliest cabins.

The Fairy Stones

The park was lovely. We drove through, though, and did not take advantage of anything but the gift shop, where I purchased a couple of little fairy stones.

This park is the largest of one of the six original state parks in Virginia. It opened in 1936. There is a lake with a beach, cabins, and opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping. The park has 4,868 acres of land.

The park official told us that the park, the lack and many of the cabins that are available for rent were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

4 comments:

  1. This looks like a great place to stay. We stayed in a state park in Vermont and it was so clean and there was also hiking, fishing, canoeing and of course the camping. People who want a peaceful stay should look into the state parks.

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  2. we were there a while back and i wanted to look for stones but nick raced us through the trail so we didn't have any stone hunting time, gah!

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  3. Gotta love the CCC -- there are still traces of them here in Madison as well. Love the little fairy stones.

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  4. Those are the sweetest little momento stones.

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