You positively ought to take a look at Hungry Mother State Park since you're here at Rural Retreat Lake, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Crigger Creek Trail. While you're here at Rural Retreat Lake and you want to take a horse ride, you can stop at Copper Crest Farm. On a perfect day at Rural Retreat Lake you can take a hike along the Little Dry Run Trail, and Pine Glade is a charming location any
time of year. After a long day outdoors Comfort Inn Wytheville is a great place to spend a night or two. Rural Retreat Lake is good enough to spend more than a day at, Dark Horse Hollow Campground is a good local campground.