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FAIRY STONE STATE PARK                      276-930-2424                                                   967 Fairystone Lake Dr., Stuart, VA 24171                                          

DIRECTIONS: From I-81 near Roanoke, take Route 581 to Route 220 South to Route 57 West to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive). From I-77 near Hillsville, take Route 58 East to Route 8 North to Route 57 East to Route 346 North (Fairystone Lake Drive).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Home of the legendary fairy stones, this park is well known for its 168-acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir. The park is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Attractions include cabins, a campground, group camping, an equestrian campground, a conference center, hiking trails, lake swimming, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, picnicking and two playgrounds, including one in the water.

PARKING:  Wheelchair accessible parking spaces at Visitor Center and at the picnic shelters

TYPES OF PATHS:  Concrete or asphalt paths at Visitor Center.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Visitor Center -Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for lateral transfer.  Sink height is 34 in.  Lever  handles.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women. Restrooms near shelters are accessible.

VISITOR CENTER: Has a shop selling gifts and souvenirs.


For guests with mobilty disabilities, the playground equipment is ADA compliant.

There is an accessible fishing area. The 168-acre Fairy Stone Lake is great for family fishing offeringoffers some good largemouth bass.

Guests using a wheelchair should exercise caution as many park trails are steep and uneven. The paved Mountain View Trail is a good choice for those using a wheelchair.

PICNIC AREAS: Allied picnic shelters (3 and 4) and the restrooms for the shelters are accessible.

Shelter 3 accommodates 75 people with a creek running in front of shelter. Features electrical outlets, lights, a large grill and accessible bathrooms.

Shelter 4 is similar, but has no accessible bathroom. Guests need to use the accessible bathrooms at Shelter 3.

LODGING: Fairly Stone Lodge is accessible. There is a ramp to the main entrance from paved parking spaces. One bedroom with a queen-sized bed is wheelchair accessible. One bathroom has a universally accessible shower and tall commode with handrails. There is a ramp to the kitchen area. The living room, dining room and kitchen are universally accessible. Other bedrooms are not accessible.

Cabins 10-25 are wheelchair accessible on the inside and showers have seats. However, the cabins lack exterior access by ramps. Of these, 18, 19 and 20 are fairly level and can be accessed if one large step can be negotiated. You could bring your own ramp, but call the Park to get more information.

Call 1-800-933-7275 for reservations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open 8 am - dusk. Park fees:

Guided nature and history hikes, bluegrass music, guided fairy stone hunts, handicraft 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.

Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.


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