Glen Alton Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
A wood shingle house sits in a grassy field with forested mountains in the background.

Glen Alton is a 304-acre property in Giles County that was a working farm until the 1980`s. Majestic trees, open pastures and picturesque buildings create a pastoral setting that invites wandering. This day use area features picnic tables, hiking trails, and wildlife watching opportunities. Nearby area highlights include White Rocks Campground, Potts Rail Trail, Big Stony Creek, and Interior Whistle Stop.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed. 
Closest Towns: Pearisburg, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Eastern Divide Ranger District: 540-552-4641

General Information

Directions: From Blacksburg, VA: Follow US 460 west for about 15 miles. Turn right on Big Stony Creek Road (SR 635). Go approximately 13 miles. Turn left onto Glen Alton Road (SR 722). Go across a small bridge and then follow the road to the right.

Recreation Map

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River and Stream Fishing

The pond at Glean Alton is stocked for trout fishing by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.  From April 1 through June 15 fishing is restricted to youth only. Learn more about the Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program. The rest of the year fishing is open to all with a valid fishing license. Find out what permits are needed: Fishing regulations and permits.

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery


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

Group Picnicking

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