Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

  

The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area offer unique recreation opportunities in a 5,000ft high area with large rock formations, mountain balds, and spruce-fir forests. Within Mount Rogers, there are four wilderness areas, 400 miles of trail, eleven campgrounds, three rental cabins, and beautiful scenic roads, such as the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway and road to Whitetop Mountain. Mt. Rogers is home to 60 miles of Appalachian Trail and 18 miles of the Virginia Creeper Trail. Motorcyclists and cyclists can enjoy the beautiful Iron Mountain Trail, and horseback-riders can enjoy the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, one of the marque saddle trails in the region. In addition, visitors to Mount Rogers have the opportunity to go hunting, trout fishing, bird watching, sight-seeing, swimming, cross country skiing, and nature-viewing of animals such as wild ponies. The closest towns to the district are Abingdon, Chilhowie, and Marion, Virginia.  

The US Forest Service partners with the Friends of Mount Rogers, a non-profit organization that promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area through educational and interpretative programs, visitor center assistance, and volunteer efforts. Learn more by visiting the Friends of Mount Rogers website.

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At a Glance

Information Center: The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area office is located at 3714 Highway 16; Marion, VA 24354
Toll Free:  1-800-628-7202
Local:  276-783-5196

General Information

Directions:

Use the maps below to help plan your trip.

Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area Map of roads, trails, and boundaries


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Beaches & Dunes

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Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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