The High Knob Recreation Area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late 1930’s. This remote and private location offers cooler summer temperatures due to its higher mountain elevation.
At a Glance
$10 per camp site per night. Group camp site $25 per night. $3 per vehicle day use area fee.
May 15 to September 15
16 foot maximum vehicle length (vehicle and trailer).
Drinking water available
Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets
Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
High Knob Recreation Area: 276-679-1754
From Kingsport, TN: Follow US23 North to the first Norton, VA exit. Take this exit and make a right onto SR 619. Travel 3.8 miles to the intersection with FS238 East. Turn left onto FS238 East and travel 1.6 miles to campground entrance.
From Abingdon, VA: Follow US 58W/US 19N to Hansonville, VA. Turn left onto US 58W Alternate and drive to Norton. At Norton, turn south onto SR 619. Travel 3.8 miles to the intersection with FS238 East. Turn left onto FS238 East and travel 1.6 miles to campground entrance.