High Knob Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Day Use Area is open. The campground is temporarily shutdown.
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 passangers and walk-ins.
Restrictions: 16 foot maximum vehicle length (vehicle and trailer). 
Closest Towns: Norton, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Bath houses have hot showers and flush toilets
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: High Knob Recreation Area:  276-679-1754

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 13

Group Camping

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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