Fairy Stone Lake, Virginia, USA

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All About Fairy Stone Lake

Virginia’s Fairy Stone Lake is home to “fairy stones,” unusual staurolite (iron aluminum silicate hydroxide) diamond-shaped crystals.

The 168-acre lake is surrounded by 4,741-acre Fairy Stone State Park, created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is the largest of Virginia’s first six state parks that opened on June 15, 1936. The water at Fairy Stone Lake Dam spills over into Philpott Lake.

The State Park manages boat rentals (paddle boats and canoes) and a fee-based public swimming beach with an in-water playground for children. It also offers a conference center and amphitheater, reservable picnic shelters, cabin and yurt rentals, about a dozen walking and hiking trails, plus a group camping area, equestrian camping, and an RV-friendly campground.

Beach Trail and Lake Shore Trail are often lined with unusual, colorful mushrooms. Ranger-led programs include the “Fairy Stone Hunt” and “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes.”

Patient anglers are rewarded with largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. Outboard motors are not permitted, but boats paddled or powered by electric trolling motors are.

Fairy Stone Lake is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, Virginia, near its border with Franklin County. Nearby towns include Ferrum, Floyd, Martinsville, Meadows of Dan, Rocky Mount, Stanleytown and Stuart.

Those looking for a quiet family-oriented getaway will enjoy a few nights’ stay at Fairy Stone Lake – and a few more at neighboring Philpott Lake.

Things to Do at Fairy Stone Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • State Park
  • Playground

Fish Species Found at Fairy Stone Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)
  • Sunfish

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Recommended Sites to Book a Fairy Stone Lake Vacation

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  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
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  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.

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Fairy Stone Lake Statistics & Helpful Links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Dammed

Surface Area: 168 acres

Shoreline Length: 2 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 1,010 feet

Average Depth: 20 feet

Water Volume: 3,360 acre-feet

Completion Year: 1936

Water Residence Time: 32 Days

Drainage Area: 23 sq. miles

Trophic State: Mesotrophic

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