Named after the crystalline crosses which in legend are said to be the tears of fairies, the park boasts vacation cabins, campsites, a lake and beach, scenic nature trails (including Turkey Ridge Trail, Lake Shore Trail, Beach Trail, Oak-Hickory Trail, Mountain View Hiking & Bicycle Trail, and Little Mountain Falls Trail), and numerous picnic spots. Some of the trails will allow you to see the old iron mines that were used when the town of Fayerdale was in existence which is what Fairy Stone was until J.B. Fishburn of the Roanoke Times purchased the area and donated it to the State of Virginia.
Historic Fayerdale Hall Conference Center is the perfect place for your next meeting, reception, holiday party, or family reunion. This recently renovated structure was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's as part of the programs developed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to "put the men back to work."
Fairy Stone is well known for its 168 acre lake adjoining Philpott Reservoir just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park attractions include cabins, a campground, group camping, a conference center, a newly renovated lodge that sleeps 16, hiking trails, lake swimming, rowboats, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, picnicking and two playgrounds including one in the water.