Crystal Springs Recreation Area Road To Be Paved

CRYSTAL SPRINGS RECREATION AREA ROAD TO BE PAVED

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Crystal Springs is 1,800 acres of property owned by the Town of Wytheville. The beautiful Crystal Springs Recreation Area has breathtaking views and wonderful trails to enjoy during a day outdoors and is excellent for biking, hiking and camping.

The property is owned by the Town of Wytheville, but outside of its corporate limits, which prohibited them from applying for VDOT’s Recreational Access Road funding. The Wythe County Board of Supervisors partnered with the town to make application for the funding to improve Pump Hollow Road, which leads from Route 21 to the scenic Crystal Springs Recreation Area which serves around 4,200 visitors a year.

The Recreational Access Program is a state funded program which is intended to assist in providing adequate access to or within public recreational areas and historic sites. The board was recently notified that Pump Hollow Road has been approved for Recreational Access Road funding. This will allow the current gravel state maintained road to be paved.

The Town of Wytheville and Wythe County would like to express their appreciation to the local VDOT staff that assisted the localities in preparing this successful application.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at wythepio@wytheco.org