Lake A. Willis Robertson Recreation Area, named for the late Senator Robertson who devoted many years as public servant and conservationist of our natural resources, is the result of a coordinated effort of local, state, and federal organizations concerned with outdoor recreation.
The 581 acre tract located 14 miles west of Lexington, Virginia on the eastern slopes of the Alleghany Mountains, is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife in a beautiful, quiet, natural environment.
It is close to the Thomas Jefferson and George Washington National Forests and is near the Goshen Wildlife Refuge Management Area. Nearby are Natural Bridge, Goshen Pass, and the birthplaces of Sam Houston and Woodrow Wilson. The area also boasts the home of the first McCormick reaper, tombs of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, Washington and Lee University, the Virginia Military Institute, and many other historical attractions.