Cave Mountain Lake campground is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Cave Mountain Lake covers seven acres and was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, using existing buttresses of natural rock to form a 35-foot dam. A grassy field extends from the lake's sandy beach, and hills lush with hardwood and conifer trees paint a scenic backdrop. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and relaxing on the beach at Cave Mountain Lake. Birding and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. Hiking trails surround the area, offering everything from a short walk around the lake to a full day hike along the nearby ridges. Backpackers enjoy the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the James River Face and the Thunder Ridge Wilderness areas.