Lake Robertson Recreation Area is located close to Lexington, Virginia, and is served by both Interstates 64 and 81 making this peaceful rural area easily accessible to those from the nearby area or those traveling through this region of Virginia. Though both the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are nearby and provide for more recreational activities for visitors, Robertson Recreation Area is actually operated by Rockbridge County, VA. Lake Robertson Recreation Area, like this entire area of Virginia, offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.
The campground at Lake Robertson Recreation Area offers about 50 camping sites that are well maintained though they are quite open. Generally the camping sites are shaded, but the tall trees offer little privacy from site to site. There is a good bit of space between sites and the site size is about average. The camping sites have gravel pads, picnic tables, fire rings and electric and water hookups. The campground at Lake Robertson Recreation Area also offers a small camp store, laundry facilities, bathhouse, and vending machines for guests.
Lake Robertson is a 30 acre impoundment that offers bass and walleye fishing among other game fish. Lake Robertson does not allow gasoline motors, meaning that the lake is quiet and peaceful much like the surrounding countryside. Electric motors are allowed on Lake Robertson. Even those who do not fish will enjoy renting a canoe or other boat and paddling the clear waters and enjoying the scenery.
Visitors to the Lake Robertson Recreation Area will also find a lot of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Lake Robertson Recreation Area provides a brochure with map that shoes the locations of trails and other information for visitors to the area. Other amenities in the Lake Robertson Recreation Area include a swimming pool, picnic areas, game courts (basketball, tennis, etc.), and playing fields.
The Lexington, VA, area is filled with sites of historic and scenic interest. Lexington’s Virginia Military Institute is the final resting place of Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson. Rockbridge County takes its name from the well known Natural Bridge nearby. Other sites of interest within a reasonable drive include President Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace, President Jefferson’s Monticello, Appomattox Court House Historic Site, Booker T. Washington National Monument, and much more. Numerous facilities including more camping opportunities can be found in the region’s National Forests as well as in Virginia State Parks.
To reach Virginia’s Lake Robertson Recreation Area take Virginia State Route 251 west from Lexington. Turn left onto Virginia State Route 770 which leads to Lake Robertson Recreation Area.