Pat Jennings Visitor Center

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The Pat Jennings Visitor Center serves as the headquarters and gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.  Located only 6 miles from I-81, the visitor center is in a peaceful mountain setting and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail.  The center is a great place to learn more about the area and pick up maps, natures guides, and memorabilia.  Clean restrooms, picnic tables, and the Two Ponds Nature Trail make this an ideal stop for visitors. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This location is temporarily shut down.
Operational Hours: Weekdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Rentals & Guides: Shuttle service for hiking trails:
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Commercial shuttles must have special use permit.
Open Season: Open daily Memorial Day through Oct. Open Monday - Friday Nov through May. Closed federal holidays.
Restrictions: No alcoholic beverages. 
Closest Towns: Marion, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information


From I-81:  Take Exit 45 at Marion, Virginia onto State Route 16 South.  Follow State Route 16 South for 6 miles to the Pat Jennings Visitor Center on the right at the top of the mountain (address is:  3714 Highway 16, Marion, VA  24354).

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