Whether you’re interested in horseback riding, hiking the great Appalachian Trial, climbing up to Mt. Rogers’ or Whitetop’s peak, mountain biking the Virginia Creeper Trial, or swimming at near by fresh water mountain spring lakes and ponds, the Mt. Rogers Recreation Area has it all for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. We are conveniently located to access all these great things and more! Shuttle services are available to local attractions. If you have any special activity requests or would like more details, please Contact Us.

We offer a special bike rental rate through Creeper Trail Bike for non-profit organizations and other groups.

Read about hiking to Mt. Rogers as a great day adventure here.

Laurel Creek offers some of the best fly fishing in the state!

Local Events of 2018

Maple Festival – Whitetop Mountain – March 17th

Naturalists Rally, Mt. Rogers – 2nd weekend of May

Appalachian Trail Days Festival, Damascus, VA – 3rd weekend of May

Whitetop Mt. Ramp Festival – May 20th

Grayson County Fiddlers Convention – Last full weekend of June

Wayne C. Henderson Festival, Grayson Highlands State Park – 3rd Saturday of June

Christmas in July, West Jefferson, NC  – Week of the 4th of July

Virginia Highlands Festival – 1st two weeks of August

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival – Last weekend of September

Mountain Foliage Festival – 2nd Saturday of October

Whitetop Mt. Molasses Festival – October 14th


Abingdon, VA – 30 miles West featuring The Barter Theatre, Martha Washington Inn, & The Arts Depot

Damascus, VA – 17 miles Southwest featuring mountain bike rental and shuttle, TransAmerica Bike Trail, Historic Daniel Boone Trail

Whitetop Mountain: At an elevation of 5,518 feet, it has the highest automobile accessible road in Virginia and offers visitors a panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains in neighboring North Carolina and Tennessee.

Mt. Rogers: Numerous hiking trails and access to the famous Appalachian Trail, Mt. Rogers is one of the highest mountains in the Eastern United States.