Hanging Rock Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Hanging Rock Picnic Area is named for the large rock outcrop formed millions of years ago from seismic activity along the Hunters Valley fault. Fossils are visible in the large boulders strewn across Little Stony Creek. The Hanging Rock Picnic Area also serves as the eastern trailhead for the Little Stony National Recreation Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site will open for the season on April 1, 2024.
Operational Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Reservations: No reservations required
Open Season: Early-April - late-October
Closest Towns: Dungannon, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Clinch Ranger District: (276) 679-8370
Information Center: Site will accommodate 50 people

General Information


From Kingsport, TN: Follow US 23 North to Norton, VA. Take the Alternate 58 East exit and travel to Coeburn, VA. Take the second Coeburn exit and make a right onto 72 South. Follow this road for 8.3 miles to destination on right.

From Abingdon, VA: Follow US 58 West/19 North to Hansonville, VA. Turn left onto US 58 West Alternate and drive to Coeburn VA. Take the second Coeburn exit and make a left onto 72 South. Follow for 8.3 miles to destination on the right.

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