Glen Alton Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is open for recreation, however the restrooms are temporarily shut down.
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.

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