Lake Phoenix, Rawlings VA. 23876 SCUBA Park & Family Camp Ground Lake Phoenix, in Rawlings VA. 23876

Updates & Events
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Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters We are honored to offer you a 10% discount on regular diving admission anytime with a valid ID card.

Monday - Friday and Sunday Afternoon!  

Information & Policy Video is REQUIRED viewing by all. 
Sep version is on line now, see YouTube or our downloads page to view the video

Summer Season Hours:
Mon - Thu 9am to 5pm (park closes at 6pm)
Fri    9am to 10pm (park closes at 10pm
Sat   8am to 6pm (park closes at 10pm)
Sun  8am to 5pm (park closes at 6pm)
For more information see our Hours Page

P&E Food Concessions
Now open weekends with great food and service.  If you have a group and would like them here at other times please call them at (252) 578-5759
Accepting all major credit cards.

NEW We are now accepting reservations for Electrical Tent sites!  See the Reservation page for more information or reserve your space today.

We are honored to be your host here in beautiful Brunswick County, Virginia where you will find one of the cleanest and clearest quarry’s in the mid-Atlantic region. Because of the water quality and the picturesque location in the small town of Rawlings, Lake Phoenix is a multi-purpose site that provides opportunities to swim, snorkel, kayak, and scuba dive. There are numerous roofed pavilions where divers can don and doff their gear.

Besides the water activities available, visitors can fully enjoy camping (RV sites with electricity), overnight rental trailers/campers, picnic areas, and sand volleyball courts.

For visitors who simply want to enjoy nature and "get away from it all", the surrounding environment provides ample opportunities to rest and relax. Nature lovers may see an abundance of wild-life including beaver, turtles, deer, a wide variety of bird species, & squirrels.  Look close enough, you may see a Velvet “cow killer” ant!

The water of the lake (quarry) is supplied by an active aquifer, & offers a spectacular underwater world with outstanding visibility, filled with colorful and friendly fish (bluegill & bass that we consider our pets; no fishing allowed), turtles, & crawfish. There are also amazing granite walls and underwater rock formations that will take your breath away. Lake surface temperatures during the summer can exceed 80 degrees (f). There are distinct thermoclines that stay around 44 degrees (f), making wetsuits and drysuits necessary for divers who like exploring the deeper areas. Winter water temperatures can get below 50 degrees (f).

Numerous large objects have been submerged in the quarry (a plane, helicopter, several vans and buses, boats, etc.), giving divers interesting things to see and explore. There is a large posted dive map near the docks that will help orient you as you plan your dive to visit those attractions.

Groups and families alike will appreciate and fully enjoy our facility, making a visit to Lake Phoenix a perfect Virginia get-away and/or vacation spot!
Lake Phoenix
SCUBA Park & Family Camp Ground
Tent Camping
RVs Welcome Water & Electric
Annual RV Campers
.RVs Welcome Water & Electric
Covered Pavilions
Phone: (804) 716-2199
Lake Phoenix
in Rawlings, VA.  1 Quarry Lane 23856
This page was last updated: June 24, 2016
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Copyright Lake Phoenix 2016
Photos By:
Jonas Furberg
Dalelynn Sims
Pete Nawrocky
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~ 56f to ~30'
~ 50f Bottom
Lake Phoenix
SCUBA Park & Family Camp Ground