This park offers camping, cabins, fresh water lake for non-motored boats and swimmers, hiking, biking and horse trails. Campgrounds are closed each year during the months of December, January and February. There is a network of hiking trails, many of which are short connecting park facilities to each other. Others are moderate to strenuous in difficulty and offer an enjoyable wilderness journey. Approximately half of the park's acreage is available for hunting. This was one of Virginia's first state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and dedicated on June 15, 1936.
Nearby is the birthplace of Confederate officer J.E.B. Stuart. Stuart's Knob has four difficult trails. Taking Rt. 346 out of the park, turn right onto Rt. 623. Look for parking area with trailhead.