2854 Park Boulevard, Marion, VA 24354
Long a family favorite known for beautiful woodlands and a placid 108-acre lake in the heart of the mountains, Hungry Mother has a sandy beach with bathhouse, boats (fishing, canoe, kayak and paddle) and a boat launch, and a universally accessible fishing pier. Guests also enjoy its campgrounds, cabins, gift shop, visitor center, six-bedroom family lodge that sleeps 15, hiking and biking trails, and restaurant. Hungry Mother is also home to the Hemlock Haven Conference Center, available for retreats, conferences and special events. Catering is available.
The Legend of Hungry Mother
Legend has it that when the Native Americans destroyed several settlements on the New River south of the park, Molly Marley and her small child were among the survivors taken to the raiders’ base north of the park. They eventually escaped, wandering through the wilderness eating berries. Molly finally collapsed, and her child wandered down a creek until the child found help. The only words the child could utter were "Hungry Mother." The search party arrived at the foot of the mountain where Molly collapsed to find the child's mother dead. Today that mountain is Molly’s Knob, and the stream is Hungry Mother Creek.
Seasons Open: All Year
Office Hours: The day-use area is open daily from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. The main office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with extended hours Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Membership: No Information Available.
Credit Cards Accepted:
Big Rigs Welcome
Grill at Site
Over 35 Ft
Swimming Lake/Stream etc.
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resort and travelling, please download the resort guide.