Fenwick Mines Recreation Area
ElevationAscent: 161' 49 m
Descent: -161' -49 m
High: 1,472' 449 m
Low: 1,410' 430 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A great place to explore with a pavilion, small creek, beaver habitat, fishing pond, volleyball court, and waterfall.”— Roanoke Outside
Formerly an iron mining site in the 19th Century, the Fenwick Mines Recreation Area holds importance both as a historic area and as a wildlife observation area. The Fenwick Mines Recreation Area is a nice spot to have a picnic and to run one of the area's unique trails. The trails are wheelchair accessible and allow visitors to view a variety of wildlife. The site has a large picnic shelter, grills, toilets, and a fishing pond.
From the pavilion follow the cinder Fenwick Wetlands Trail through the woods, across the beaver habitat area, and around the pond until you reach the stream. You then head out on the Fenwick Nature Trail, following the path downstream until you reach the waterfall.
Land Manager: USFS - George Washington & Jefferson National Forests