Whitetop Station Visitor Center

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Whitetop Station is a great starting point for an exciting bike ride down the Virginia Creeper Trail.  Whitetop Station is a visitor center that shares the story of the local train history and mountain community through displays of historic photos and memorabilia. The current building, constructed in 2000, replaces the original train station that sat atop the highest point on the Abingdon Branch of the Norfolk and Western Rail Lines until it was abandoned in 1977.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This location is temporarily shut down.
Operational Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rentals & Guides: Virginia Creeper Trail Shuttles:
Fees No Fee
Permit Info: Commercial shuttles must have a special use permit.
Open Season: Weekends only April through May. Friday through Monday June through October.
Closest Towns: Whitetop, VA
Water: Drinking water seasonally available
Restroom: Flush toilets seasonally available
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information

Directions: From US Hwy 58: Travel east from Abingdon into Grayson County. Turn right on VA Route 726 and head south toward the North Carolina border. You will see the parking area off of 726.

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