For scuba diving enthusiasts and novices, come to Lake Rawlings! It is also well suited for swimming and kayaking.

Lake Rawlings was once a dry quarry supplying granite rock used in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, I-85, and other major highway projects. When miners hit an aquifer in the late 50’s, Lake Rawlings was created. Now, Lake Rawlings is a full-service diving destination, offering SCUBA, camping, instructional, and other specialized services to their guests. This diving facility offers rental equipment, courses for all levels, and is available for private use to qualified parties. Go to the Calendar of events to see upcoming events.

Just under 25 miles from Rawlings, Va you can find accommodations for individuals or small groups up to 12 people at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Blackstone, VA. Flexible check-in and check-out times for groups are available with advance notice. Guests can enjoy luscious full breakfasts after 7:00 am with freshly ground coffee or a variety of teas. Relax and visit with other guests on the porch swing during the warmer months or in front of the fireplace in cooler weather. Several amenities include wireless internet, off street parking and clothes lines for hanging wet gear. Online reservations are available for your convenience.