Welcome to Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
3714 Highway 16
Marion Virginia, 24354
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,
Rock, & Raven
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).
Map and Driving Directions
Toll Free: 800-628-7202