Escape the summer heat at 3800 feet. Hike from your campsite to the top of Mount Rogers or stay and enjoy one of the best birding sites in the region. Kids can enjoy campfire programs, splashing in the creek, playground, volleyball, and the Whispering Waters Nature Trail. It is a favorite spot for both RV and tent campers with primitive sites, water/electric sites, and hot showers. Reservations recommended.
$21 per single site per night (max 6 people, 2 vehicles). $42 per double site per night (max 12 people, 4 vehicles.). $6 for hookups. $3 day use fee per vehicle. $4 shower fee per person (non-camper). $5 dump station fee (non campers).
April 15 through November 30
Drinking water available
Flush toilets with warm water showers.
Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association: 276-388-3983 (during operating season).
From Troutdale, VA: Take exit 45 and travel on Highway 16 south for 17 miles. Turn right onto State Route 603 and continue six miles the to Grindstone Campground entrance on the left.
From I-81 Northbound: Take exit 35 at Chilhowie and turn right onto County Road 762 and travel approximately 10 miles. Note that County Road 762 becomes County Road 600 at the blinking yellow light. Take a left onto State Route 603 and continue for five miles to the Grindstone Campground entrance on the right.