High Knob Recreation Area
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. The area offers a campground and day use and picnic area along a scenic mountain lake. Many of the original CCC structures are still in use here today.
At a Glance
|Fees:||$10 per camp site per night. Group camp site $25 per night. For day use area $5 per vehicle up to 8 passenger capacity, and $1 per person for buses and large vans carrying more than 8 passengers and walk-ins.|
|Open Season:||late-May - late-September|
|Restrictions:||16 foot maximum vehicle length (vehicle and trailer).|
|Closest Towns:||Norton, VA|
|Restroom:||Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets|
|Passes:||The America the Beautiful Interagency Pass series and the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Seasonal Day Use Pass are accepted here and cover day use fees. The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes provide a 50% discount to the base campsite fee (not hook ups) and day use fee.|
|Operated By:||Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370|
|Information Center:||High Knob Recreation Area: 276-679-1754 For more information contact: Clinch Ranger District 1700 Park Avenue SW, Norton, VA 24273. 276-679-8370 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 Operating this campground would not be possible without help from volunteers. Find out about opportunities to volunteer at www.volunteer.gov.|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
|No. of Sites||13|
Group CampingRecreation areas with activity Group Camping:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
|No. of Sites||Picnicking sites available|
|Reservation Info||No Reservations Required|