Elizabeth Furnace Group Camp

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest



Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area is a great destination for nature enthusiasts, offering a variety of activities such as trout fishing, hiking the Pig Iron and Charcoal Trail to learn about the history of iron mining, and exploring the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The area also features a swinging bridge, historic cabin and plenty of picnic spots and camping opportunities.


Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area offers forested trails, campsites and open grassy picnic areas along the tranquil Passage Creek. Enjoy hiking the Pig Iron and Charcoal trail and learn how iron was historically mined and smelted. Spend the day fishing from a stocked trout stream, grilling out at a picnic spot, or taking a stroll across the swinging bridge to view the historic cabin. 


Enjoy hiking the Pig Iron and Charcoal Trail to learn how iron was made in the area. Another great hike heads up to Buzzard Rock.

Passage Creek is seasonally stocked with trout to keep anglers entertained.


Hand pump available year round in the family campground. No water at group campground.

Vault toilets available year-round; Flush toilets: late May-October

Natural Features

The charming group campground sits in the Shenandoah Valley along Passage Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Shenandoah River. The area is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests which spans across Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. These forests protect 40 species of trees that are mostly Appalachian hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds.
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