Under no circumstances , do NOT take Highway 58 off of Highway 16  to approach the campground from the East.  Very curvy and dangerous road, especially at night!!!

Fastest direct route:   Travel Interstate 81 and take Exit 35 at Chilhowie, VA.   Turn and  go South onto Hwy 762/Whitetop Road.   Drive 12 miles.   Whitetop Road intersects with Hwy-603 at the bottom of the mountain.   Laurel Creek Campground will be on the LEFT as you cross Big Laurel Creek Bridge at the foot of the mountain. *This route will take you across Iron Mountain with steep grades . It requires a heavy duty vehicle if pulling a heavy load.*

Coming from Damascus, VA:  To avoid the very curvy Highway 58 North, instead take Highway 91 North out of Damascus for approx 6 miles and turn RIGHT onto Highway 762 (10 minutes) to Whitetop Road.  Turn RIGHT onto Hwy 600 Whitetop Road at the river bridge and go South for approx 10 minutes crossing Iron Mountain.   Laurel Creek Campground will be on the LEFT as you cross Big Laurel Creek Bridge at the foot of the mountain. *This route will take you across Iron Mountain with steep grades . It requires a heavy duty vehicle if pulling a heavy load.*

RVs and campers are advised to go 100 yards and make another LEFT onto Whitetop Road – enter the campground from the south end.  Estimated driving time is 30 minutes on a straighter road.

The Campground is located approx 15 minutes from the bike trail head and eliminates the curvy roads out of Damascus, VA to the top of the Whitetop Mountain.

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