Located on top of Iron Mountain at 3800 feet, a small primitive campground and historic picnic area await the true outdoor enthusiast. The log picnic shelter with large stone fireplace was built by the Civil Conservation Corp. Within walking distance of the campground are long distance hikes in Dry Run Wilderness, 360 degree views from Comers Rock Overlook and former fire tower, and the Unaka Nature Trail. Less than 2 miles away is Hale Lake for fishing, hiking, and canoeing.
At a Glance
$5 per site per night.
April 15 to October 31
Drinking water available April 15 to October 31.
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202
Directions: From I-81: Take Wytheville exit 67, 70 or 73 onto US 11 (Main Street). On the west end of town US 11 turns off, and Main Street becomes VA 21 south. Follow VA 21 south for 17 miles, then turn right onto gravel Forest Service Road 57 and follow it west for 4 miles to the campground.