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Lake Phoenix SCUBA Park and Family Campgrounds

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dive certifaction weekend

We just returned from a weekend at Lake Phoenix for my daughter to get her open water certification... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Look Mom, I'm a diver!!!!

I recently completed my check out at Lake Phoenix!! June 17th!!!! This lake was ideal for this... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.
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1 Quarry Ln, Rawlings, VA 23876-2084
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Just stopped for the night to sleep. $57 for water and electric PLUS $15 per person. That’s a bit steep for water and electric. Free dump station.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

I recently completed my check out at Lake Phoenix!! June 17th!!!! This lake was ideal for this purpose. The staff is great and the conditions are great. They even got a DJ who can make you "beat your feet" (thats a dance)! I stayed at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We just returned from a weekend at Lake Phoenix for my daughter to get her open water certification with the dive company we use in Maryland. This place is really in the middle of nowhere, so plan on just doing your dives and hang with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We use Lake Phoenix for training and fun diving and have never been disappointed. My son loves to swim there, and the atmosphere is relaxed compared to most scuba lakes. Camping there is fun and the diving is great. I feel those that gave it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MBarrett225
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I found a quiet, beautiful way to cool off and relax. Since there is no where close to where I live to swim laps, this works nicely. I can swim all day for $5. Water is clean and clear so bring goggles and/or snorkel. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Not anything good to say about this place other than there is water and you can dive here. The staff is very unprofessional, rude, and it's one of those places where your entire experience could be changed with 1% give a darn about any customer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you need to practice or check out your gear, or you just want to dive. This is the place to go! Bigger and better

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dfromano
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Yes, this lake has a clear and clean water! Perfect if you are a diver. However, if you are planning to take your family to swim (including kids WHO WEAR DIAPERS) DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME. I took my brother, aunt, and goddaughter...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Sheila R
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I have been bringing my Venturing Crew here since 2015. Every time I get here, there is some sort of improvement. The staff, especially Simaii Dalynn and Steve are phenomenal. We have had minor gear issues every visit and been able to rent or fix...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank hckharling
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Venturing Crew 32 has been there 3 times and we are planning our 4th soon. It has always been a clean, well run facility. Things change every time we visit- always for the better! Robert, the owner, comes by to make sure everything is great....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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May 27, 2018|
Response from hckharling | Reviewed this property |
There are several national associations like PADI, NAUI , SDI. They all have find an instructor functions. That will help. Also, look for Discover Scuba days. If you call Lake Phoenix, ask them about the companies that own... More
June 23, 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