Raven Cliff Picnic Shelter

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest

Located in Raven Cliff Campground, enjoy this large shelter for your next gathering! Along with the amenities of the shelter, it adjoins a large field for games, the rushing waters of Cripple Creek for wading and fishing, hiking trails, and the historic Raven Cliff Furnace. Primitive camping is also available for $5.00 per night on a first-come, first-served basis.

A wooden picnic shelter that accommodates groups up to 75 people and 15 cars with overflow parking nearby. No drinking water available. The shelter contains picnic tables, grill, and parking. There are available vault toilets. Primitive campsites available for camping.

Need to Know

Natural Features

From the 200-foot sandstone Raven Cliff to the 1810 historic iron ore furnace, this recreation area is off the beaten path, but worth the effort.

Nearby Attractions

Cripple Creek for fishing or wading. A trail follows along Cripple Creek to the historic Civil War Era Raven Cliff Furnace.


Besides the available primitive campsites, Cripple Creek runs through the picnic area and is popular for fishing, wading, and tubing. There are large open fields that are great for sports and picnics.

Contact Information


3714 Highway 16 Marion VA 24354

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 276-783-5196

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Raven Cliff Campground is located in Wythe County, Virginia approximately 16.5 miles southeast of Wytheville. From I-81 take exit 67, 70, or 72 at Wytheville onto US 11 (Main Street). On the west end of town, US 11 turns off and Main Street becomes US 21 south. Follow US 21 south for approximately 11.5 miles to Virginia State Route 619 at Speedwell. Turn east on VA 619 and go about 7 miles to the campground.

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