The 100-acre Blue Ball tract sits as a distinctive scenic landmark on the bend of the Shenandoah State Scenic River just south, or upstream, of the State Route 50 Harry Byrd bridge crossing. The elevation of Blue Ball at over 1,100 feet forms a highly visible uniquely conical mountain perched overlooking the river. The picturesque Blue Ball is the subject of many photos and is enjoyed regularly by river floaters and travelers on Route 50 as they look up river.
In the years subsequent to its acquisition, VOF has protected much of the private lands that surround Blue Ball with conservation easements. This mature deciduous eastern forest also provides habitat and refuge for native wildlife.