Although the primary purpose of the dam is flood control, Burnsville Lake offers many recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, picnicking, hiking, camping, and much more. At the Burnsville Lake Dam and the Riffle Run Campground/Day-Use/Boat Launch, you can take advantage of camping at one of sixty sites (non-reservable, electric & non-electric), take a picnic or plan a family reunion at one of the four reservable shelters. Boat rentals and storage are available at the marina. Take a trip back in time at the Bulltown Historical Village to get a taste of pioneer life during the Civil War Era. At Bulltown Campground, you can camp next to the lake, or surround yourself in the forest, at one of the 204 campsites (reservable, electric & non-electric). Plan a get together at one of the two reservable shelters in the day-use area. The swimming beach is located nearby.
To visit the Burnsville Lake Dam and the Riffle Run Campground/Day-Use/Boat Launch take exit 79 from Interstate 79, then travel 2.5 miles East of Route 5. To visit the Bulltown Historical Area and the Bulltown Campground/Day-Use/Beach/Boat Launch take exit 67 from Interstate 79, then travel approximately 10 miles East on Route 4/19.www.hobogrill.org