Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
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Welcome to Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

3714 Highway 16
Marion Virginia, 24354

The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is a real hub of activity. A 115,000-acre mountain wonderland within the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. It encircles Virginia's highest peak, rocky Mount Rogers. You'll find over 400 miles of maintained trails, including 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 18 miles of the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, a rail to trail, and 67 miles of the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. Those who prefer to see the park by car can follow the Mt. Rogers Scenic Byway. This 34-mile long road is the highest in the state and climbs part of Whitetop Mountain.

Close to the summit of Mount Rogers, wild ponies graze in the high country meadows. There are steep climbs up Iron Mountain, past small waterfalls and tunnels of rhododendron. Longer lasting are memories of wide-open sky, jagged rock outcrops, and a refreshing dip below the falls on Comers Creek. Surrounding Damascus is scenery unlike any you’ve seen in Virginia. Campgrounds include: Grindstone, Hurricane, Comers Rock, & Raven Cliff

Access Points & Orientation -- Access roads from I-81 are U.S. 21 from Wytheville; Va. 16 from Marion; C.R. 600 from Chilehowie; Va. 91 from Glades Spring; and U.S. 58 from Damascus and Abingdon. C.R. 603 runs 13 miles lengthwise through beautiful highland meadows from Troutdale (on Va. 16) to Konnarock (on U.S. 58).

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Phone: 276-783-5196
Toll Free: 800-628-7202

Email: Jefferson@fs.fed.us

 

 

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