The Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail adventures can be used on any of the park’s trails. There are over five miles of trails in the park, from easy trails along the lake to more strenuous trails up in the mountains. Please check a park map before venturing out on to any trail.
Mint Springs Valley Park is a 520 acre park in Albemarle County. Enjoy miles of trails, swimming and fishing in the lakes, playing in the playground and enjoying a picnic at one of the many picnic shelters. The lakes of Mint Springs once provided drinking water for the Town of Crozet. Today they serve as habitat to several species of fish, including largemouth bass, black crappie, native bluegill, bream, and stocked rainbow trout. Buck Elbow Mountain rises over 2,000 feet above Mint Springs Valley. Along the trails in the park, poplar, maple, and oak trees are common.
There is a park user fee to enter the parks. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, each park visitor must pay an entry fee to get into the park: whether you are walking a dog, fishing, biking, or swimming, etc. Fees are charged between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions feel free to call the Albemarle County Parks Office at 434-296-5844. Thank you for your patronage! Daily entry fees for Albemarle County residents are $3 for adults and $2 for children. Non-Albemarle County resident fees are $4.50 for adults and $3 for children. Children ages 3 and under are fee. Child is ages 4-12. Adult is ages 13+. Season passes are also available. Visit https://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=parks&relpage=2477 for more information.
Adventures for Mint Springs Valley Park
Need for Trees - Mint SpringsDifficulty:
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Birds of the Blue Ridge MountainsDifficulty:
From downtown Crozet, VA- Turn left onto Route 788 (Rail Road Avenue); Turn right onto Route 684 (Mint Springs Road); Turn left into Park.
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
The Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between Albemarle County and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.