Whitetop Station Visitor Center


Whitetop Station is often the place where bikers get dropped off by shuttle before they begin an exciting bike ride down the Virginia Creeper Trail.  Whitetop Station serves as a visitor center and has an interesting history. The building is a replica of the original train station that sat atop the highest point on the Abingdon Branch of the Norfolk and Western Rail Lines until it was abandoned in 1977.  The replica was reconstructed in 2000 and displays many historic photos and memorabilia about the train history and mountain community.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Seasonal Closure
Operational Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
Rentals & Guides: Virginia Creeper Trail Shuttles:
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Commercial shuttles must have special use permit.
Open Season: Weekends only April through May. Friday through Monday June through October.
Closest Towns: Whitetop, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information

Directions: From US Hwy 58: Travel east from Abingdon into Grayson County. Turn right on VA Route 726 and head south toward the North Carolina border. You will see the parking area off of 726.

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