Comers Rock Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed

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 Civilian Conservation Corps. 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

Current Conditions: This site is closed for the season. 
Operational Hours: This site will open for the season April 19, 2024.
Fees: $5 per site per night.
Open Season: mid-April - late-October
Restrictions: No horses. 
Closest Towns: Speedwell, VA
Water: Drinking water available April 15 to October 31.
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass provides a 50% discount to the base campsite fee. No other America the Beautiful Interagency passes are valid at this site.
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 6

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery


No. of Sites Picnicking sites available
Reservation Info No Reservations Required

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