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Lake Phoenix SCUBA Park and Family Campgrounds

1 Quarry Lane, Rawlings, VA 23876
+1 804-716-2199
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Friendly Fish And Good Viz At Lake Phoenix!

I am a longtime certified scuba diver since 1981. I was an assistant instructor in diving for many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reston, Virginia
Popular diving spot

Completed my open water part of my scuba certification this past weekend. The air temperature was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Now OPEN owned as Lake Phoenix SCUBA Park & Family Campgrounds. Open by reservation during winter season, see website. SCUBA, snorkeling, swimming, camping, RV sites amd more. Summer hours start 1 May.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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1 Quarry Lane, Rawlings, VA 23876
+1 804-716-2199
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a longtime certified scuba diver since 1981. I was an assistant instructor in diving for many years with the opportunity to travel to some exotic foreign locations for diving adventures. However, One of my favorite local places to go is Lake Phoenix, a...More

Thank Seamaid2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completed my open water part of my scuba certification this past weekend. The air temperature was hovering in the 80s/90s and it was crowded with divers on both Saturday and Sunday. It seemed like the campground was full also. The diving platforms were almost always...More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect, but had a great time. We went in mid July and the water was a a very comfortable temperature. The bath houses are single person with shower, sink, and toilets and were clean! You can drive pretty close to...More

Thank forrill04
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visited Lake Phoenix for the first time this past weekend. Was pleasantly surprised. Check in was very smooth (as long as you read the website and follow the instructions which are pretty clear. Recommend signing the waiver online - it just makes the process that...More

Thank MtnMermaid28
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We all remeber a time when coming to "the lake" was a chore at best. Now, something new or improved is being added. Making weekend visits a pleasure. Happy divers and Happy instructors make for more return trips and more certified divers. If you last...More

2  Thank KellyzRay
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went diving and camping the last weekend of April. Probably 30 other campers, 100+ divers. The dive conditions were typical for the quarry - reasonably good visibility, temp about 60 to 30 feet. Best improvement from my visits 5 years and go are the restrooms/showers....More

1  Thank TedWhit47
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I came here in April and returned in August to complete my Advanced Open Water Certification. This is an awesome place to dive, cool sunken items, very friendly staff and the snack bar has great food. I can't wait to go back to camp and...More

Thank brown47
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to scuba and camp. Need rental equipment they have it. RV hook ups or tent sites. Food at inexpensive rates on site. Must be scuba certified. Quarry full of awesome things to see. From a airplane to a black hawk to platforms to...More

1  Thank Deanna C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

to say this retooling of the scuba lake is better is not much of a compliment. anyone could have done a better job but, every customer flaw i saw from the past owners has reversed 180 degrees. check in is proficient and friendly BIG BIG...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was part of a group of divers from a dive shop Alexandria for a fun dive as opposed to a certification group. The distance and travel time is about 2:45 hours but you may need to add another hour on that coming from DC...More

Thank smrtcar
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23 June 2016|
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Response from NUCC93 | Reviewed this property |
There is cell service, and the park has WiFi. The closest nice hotel 3 star would be in South Hill, VA about 13 miles away plus or minus. Do a hotel search for South Hill. Absolutely safe, and there is a female instructor... More