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Outdoor Adventure: Fly fishing in Bath County, Virginia and Mountain Biking in Douthat State Park, Alleghany Highlands, Virginia
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Virginia’s Western Highlands is home to wide open spaces with crisp mountain air and views that seem to go on forever.

Hikers and scenic view of Ft. Lewis Lodge in Bath County, VirginiaWith so much of our land protected by the United States Forest Service, this is the ideal place to experience the great outdoors. Enjoy a serene stroll through the woods to glimpse a Northern Mockingbird or hit the trail for an adrenaline-pumping ride on some of the best mountain biking trails in Virginia. Whichever outdoor adventure you choose, Virginia’s Western Highlands will create lasting memories.

 
  • Hot Springs
    Allegheny Springs at The Omni Homestead
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    "Take the waters." Bring the family. Enjoy Allegheny Springs, The Omni Homestead's newest amenity, with a children's pool, water play zone, family pool and whirlpool. The family pool and whirlpool are open year round with heated deck area. The children's pool and water play zone are open seasonally.  Experience Mountain Rush, open seasonally, with two 100-foot water slides and a 400-foot lazy river with private cabanas. In the winter, Allegheny Springs turns into a winter wonderland with ice skating surrounded by holiday lights and music. Head over to the adjacent spring-fed heated pool for a relaxing dip in the warm mineral-rich waters or indulge in a leisurely soak in the whirlpool. The grill complements the experience with hot cocoa and seasonal menu items.

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766
    800-838-1766
    540-839-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/AlleghenySpringsatTheOmniHomestead

  • Covington
    Allegheny Trailhead
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    SR- 198/ Jerrys Run Trail
    Covington, VA 24426

    Twelve miles of the Allegheny Trail pass through the James River Ranger District. The Allegheny Trailhead provides an excellent access point for hikers headed for the Laurel Run Trailhead, 15 miles to the north on the Monongahela National Forest. This long distance trail crosses and follows the Eastern Continental Divide in the rugged Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. When complete, it will extend 330 miles from Preston County West Virginia, near the Pennsylvania border, to the Appalachian Trail in Monroe County, West Virginia. The Alleghany Trailhead can be reached by exiting I-64 at Jerry's Run (Exit 1).

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/AlleghenyTrailhead

  • New Castle
    Audie Murphy Monument
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    Appalachian Trail
    New Castle, VA 24127

    On May 28, 1971, Audie Murphy, the most decorated US soldier in World War II, died in an airplane crash on the slopes of Brush Mountain, near New Castle, VA. Three years later, the Veterans of Foreign Wars placed a stone monument near the site of the crash. The monument may be approached in several ways. For those wanting only a short walk, you may drive up Brush Mountain, but be prepared for a winding, graveled road. The road ends at the parking lot and from there it is an easy 1/2 mile hike to the monument. After viewing the monument, take the short trail to the rocky overlook to get beautiful views of the Craig Creek Valley.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/AudieMurphyMonument

  • New Castle
    Barbours Creek Wilderness Area
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    SR 617
    New Castle, VA 24127

    The Barbours Creek Wilderness area covers the southeastern slope of Potts Mountain in northern Craig County. You'll have a chance to find solitude here in a hardwood forest interspersed with yellow pine. Some hemlock and white pine grow in the drainages, including the major cross-Wilderness waterway, Lipes Branch, in which you may catch native brook trout. Barbours Creek itself is a popular trout-fishing spot. Much of the year the area is colored with flowering vegetation. Primitive camping is available at the Pines Campground where 17 large primitive sites under a forested canopy are available. From New Castle drive north on SR 615 for 2.5 miles. Turn left on SR 609 and continue for 2 miles. Turn left on SR 611 and go 3.4 miles. Go right on SR 617 and go 5.5 miles to the Lipes Trailhead or continue to the Pines Campground.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BarboursCreekWildernessArea

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Shooting Range
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    SR 609
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    The Bath County Shooting Range has 10 covered benches for shooting at 50 and 100 yards. The range provides an excellent place to zero- in your firearms. The range is located off SR 609 in Bath County approximately 5 miles east of Warm Springs. From Warm Springs take SR 39 east to SR 609. Turn left onto SR 609. The range entrance is on the right approximately 1.25 miles from the junction of SR 39 and SR 609.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BathCountyShootingRange

  • New Castle
    Big Pine Trout Farm
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    156 Meadow Brook Lane
    New Castle, VA 24127

    Bubbling mountain stream seeks talented sportsmen for trophy-sized trout. Abundant catching opportunities await those who can outsmart the big ones. At Big Pine, we guarantee stocking placement for every angler. So bring your skill and limit out with 5 of these big Rainbows, Browns or Brookies, and carry home the catch for supper; or stay in our Upscale Contemporary Farmhouse. Big Pine is quietly located about 1 mile outside of historic New Castle just 20 miles North on Hwy 311 from I-81 and Roanoke. Your host is James Chewning at 877-277-TROUT or 540-864-5555 or contact us at BigPineTroutFarm@gmail.com. RESERVATIONS ONLY.GROUPS PREFERRED.www.bigpinetroutfarm.com

    Telephone:
    540-864-5555
    Phone2: 877-277-8768

    Email:
    bigpinetroutfarm@gmail.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BigPineTroutFarm

  • Warm Springs
    Blowing Springs Recreation Area
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    SR 39
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Visitors to Blowing Springs Campground will be amazed by the phenomenon for which this site is named. A unique geological feature creates a duct that blows air out of the rocks at a constant 58 degrees, which may feel warm or cool depending on the season. Located just off of Virginia Highway 39, this area offers a variety of camping situations. The lower portion of the campground is a mostly open grassy field with plenty of room to spread out. The upper area is small tent sites in a wooded setting. Back Creek, which runs along one side of the campground, offers good fishing and plenty of swimming holes to cool down in on hot summer days.  The campground has vault toilets and a hand pump for water. There is also a dump station for recreational vehicles.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521
    800-342-2267

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BlowingSpringsRecreationArea

  • Warm Springs
    Bolar Flat Marina
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    SR-603
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    The Bolar Flat boat launch is open year-round. However, unusually high or low water levels can impede boat launching. Night fishing is permitted if boats are equipped with required lighting. Boats must be less than 26 feet long. Gas, limited groceries and camping items, boat and boat slip rentals, ice, bait, fishing tackle, trailer parking and storage, and battery charging are available at the Bolar Flat camp store and marina.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BolarFlatMarina

  • Millboro
    Bubbling Springs Recreation Area
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Forest Service Road 129
    Pads Creek road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Bubbling Springs Day Use Area is a perfect place to escape the summer's heat. Shaded sites are ideal for family picnicking and children enjoy sticking their feet in the cool bubbling springs on a hot summer's day. Directions: From Exit 29 on I 64: Go north on SR 42 about 15 miles to the junction with SR 39. Turn right (east) on SR 39 and go about 1 mile to SR 635 to Millboro. At Millboro, the road becomes SR 633. Follow this about three miles to Forest Road 129 on the right. Take FR 129 ½ mile to Bubbling Springs on the left.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BubblingSpringsRecreationArea

  • Blue Grass
    Buck Run and Locust Spring Run Trails
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Forest Road 142
    Blue Grass, VA 24413

    Buck Run and Locust Spring Run Trails are located on the turn-of-the-century railroad tram grades used by the previous landowner to log virgin timber. The Buck Run Trail provides a view of beaver ponds, open glades and vegetation that you would expect to see in Canada. The Locust Spring Run Trail provides views of northern hardwoods and is an ideal trail for viewing deer and wild turkey. Waterways in the area contain native Brook Trout. Both trails are designated with blue blazes. Directions: From Monterey, VA, travel north on Rt. 220 for 7 miles, turning left/west onto Rt. 642. This turns right ½ mile after passing through Blue Grass, travel 13 miles. Turn onto Forest Rd. 106. Turn right onto Forest Road 60. Travel ½ mile and turn right onto Forest Rd. 142. Drive ½ mile to Locust Springs. The two trails form a loop.

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BuckRunandLocustSpringRunTrails

  • McDowell
    Bullpasture Gorge
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    11499 Bullpasture River Rd
    McDowell, VA 24458

    Bullpasture is a large boulder strewn mountain stream that holds both warmwater and cold water fish. Go west of Staunton on Route 250 until you reach McDowell. You will cross the Bullpasture entering McDowell. The road divides immediately - bear left. Stay on the road about 10 miles until you hit the gorge - you'll know when you reach it - there are steep mountain sides on the right side of the road and a drop to the river on the left and more mountain walls on the far side. The river will start to show Stocked Virginia trout waters signs. From the other direction, wend your way from Route 39 towards Williamsville. The Bull is stocked here and the gorge begins just upstream. Accomodations are in Monterey just up the road from McDowell.

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/BullpastureGorge

  • Hot Springs
    Cascades Golf Course at The Omni Homestead
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, the Cascades Course offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia's breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Sam Snead launched his career on this fabled Virginia mountain golf course, which has the honor of being ranked among "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest. Designed by legendary course architect William S. Flynn, the Cascades uses its varied terrain to influence play, rather than dictate it. Nationally ranked, the Cascades Course frequently tops list of the best Southern Courses including Golfweek magazine's #1 Virginia course of 2015.   Pro: Mark Fry.

    Telephone:
    540-839-1766
    800-838-1766

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/CascadesGolfCourseatTheOmniHomestead

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Downtown Historic District
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    501 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The City of Clifton Forge is in western Virginia nestled in the Allegheny Mountains at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley and west of the Blueridge Parkway. The population is approximately 4,679. CSX Transportation's "mountain rail line" passes through Clifton Forge which has a rich railroad history. The City is home to the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society and The Stonewall Theater. Douthat State Park is just 7 miles from the city.

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/CliftonForgeDowntownHistoricDistrict

  • Millboro
    Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    300 Hatchery Lane
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Coursey Springs is one of nine fish hatcheries operated by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Originally constructed in the 1960's this new state of the art facility draws water from the 3rd largest spring in the State of Virginia and produces about 500,000 catchable size trout (or 350,000 pounds). Coursey Springs is strictly a grow-out facility; no trout are spawned or hatched here. It receives fingerlings from the Paint Bank Fish Culture Station in Craig County, VA and grows them to advanced fingerling or catchable size. Although the hatchery has no formal visitors center, the public is welcome to receive a free guided tour, 365 days a year.

    Telephone:
    540-925-2343

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/CourseySpringsStateFishHatchery

  • Warm Springs
    Dan Ingalls Overlook
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Warm Springs Mountain
    Route 39
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Dan Ingalls Overlook is situated on the spine of Warm Springs Mountain on Route 39. Dan Ingalls Overlook offers a stunning view to the East as well as access to the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve's Dan Ingalls Overlook Trail. The Overlook provides an interpretive display explaining the historical significance of the location. Benches are provided.

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/DanIngallsOverlook

  • Millboro
    Diamond Triple C Ranch
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    541 Deerfield Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Diamond Triple C Ranch at Echo Valley is a working ranch, and home to a splendid herd of Suri and Huacaya alpacas. Raised for their luxurious and valuable fleece, these gentle creatures are clean, low maintenance, easy to handle, and actually make wonderful pets. The ranch itself is 80 acres of agricultural paradise! Using our 1895 restored Victorian home and its period outbuildings as a base, we have constructed a brand new, state-of-the-art barn facility just for our alpacas. We also have a turn-of-the-century Farm Studio, where you may purchase unique yarns from our own animals, as well as other products made from alpaca fiber. We'd love to show you around and introduce you to the wonderful world of raising alpacas. Children are welcome, and will enjoy getting upclose and personal with these charming creatures.

    Telephone:
    540-996-4277
    cell: 540-968-0529

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/DiamondTripleCRanch

  • Clifton Forge
    Douthat State Park in Alleghany
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24460

    A traditional family park for more than 70 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because its design influenced the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia’s most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat and bicycle rentals, a gift shop and camp store, and cabins. Plus, guest enjoy more than 40 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, an amphitheater, playgrounds, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, a restaurant overlooking the lake, and nature and history programs. The park also features two completely furnished lodges that accommodate 15 and 18 guests each. It’s just 5 miles outside Clifton Forge. Exit 27 off Interstate 64 to State Route 629, then 7 miles north.  

    Telephone:
    Park Office: 540-862-8100
    Rservation Center: 800-933-7275
    Visitor Specialist: 540-862-8117

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/DouthatStateParkinAlleghany

  • Millboro
    Douthat State Park
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    A traditional family park for more than 70 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because its design influenced the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia’s most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat and bicycle rentals, a gift shop and camp store, and cabins. Plus, guest enjoy more than 40 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, an amphitheater, playgrounds, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, a restaurant overlooking the lake, and nature and history programs. The park also features two completely furnished lodges that accommodate 15 and 18 guests each. It’s just 5 miles outside Clifton Forge. Exit 27 off Interstate 64 to State Route 629, then 7 miles north.

    Telephone:
    Park office: 540-862-8100
    Reservation Center: 800-933-7275
    Visitor specialist: 540-862-8117
    Fax: 540-862-8104

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/DouthatStatePark

  • Covington
    Dry Run Trailhead
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    E Cypress Street
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Dry Run Trail is a scenic 9-mile trail offering excellent vistas and wildlife viewing opportunities as it passes near Big Knob, the highest point in Allegheny County. The trail begins at the end of Cyprus Street in Covington. It extends up Dry Run Creek and Peter's Ridge, crosses FDR 125 and ends at its intersection with the Fore Mountain Trail. It can also be accessed from FDR 125. Directions: From Covington: W Riverside St Bear right onto Hickory St Road name changes to E Hickory St Turn left onto N Greenbrier Ave Turn right onto E Cypress St Bear right onto E Cypress St Arrive at Dry Run Trailhead

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/DryRunTrailhead

  • Covington
    Eastern National Children's Forest
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    SR 18
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Eastern National Children's Forest is a unique site offering an easy hike for children and others who want an outdoor experience without an arduous and challenging hike. In 1971 a wildfire burned 1,176 acres on Potts Mountain which is about 22 miles south of the City of Covington. In 1972, over 1,000 children converged on the site from surrounding states and planted pine trees on the site. Since the planting a diverse forest ecology has developed with species of various soft and hardwoods. A monument remains with the names of the participating children and a time capsule which is to be opened in the year 2072.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/EasternNationalChildrensForest

  • Covington
    Escatawba Farms
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    6515 Dunlap Creek Rd.
    Covington, VA 24426

    Escatawba is the Native American word for “clear, running water.” That’s exactly what you’ll find here. And with it, some of the most spectacular fly-fishing in the world. Located in Alleghany County, Virginia, Escatawba Farms is home of Dunlap Creek, a freestone stream that runs in between wooded moutainsides and fenced pastures. For novice anglers and stillwater enthusiasts, Escatawba Farms boasts a one and a half-acre, spring-fed lake. Tucked back in the woods, back from the stream, holding dozens of big, cruising rainbows and brook trout, many of them citation size. To ensure a peaceful day we limit the number of rods on the stream for ideal angling.

    Telephone:
    540-962-6487

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/EscatawbaFarms

  • Clifton Forge
    Evan's Tract on the Cowpasture River
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    SR 633
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Evan's Tract provides access to Cowpasture River and its adjoining fields and woodland. The hay fields along the river attract a variety of birds and butterflies, excellent site for water activites and wildlife observation. Directions From Callie Furnace, return to Rt. 622 and turn right; travel south 0.5 miles to Rt. 633. Turn left and continue east on Rt. 633 for 2.4 miles to US 220. Cross US 220 and continue east on Rt. 633 for 2.5 miles. Evans Tract is on the left just after crossing the Cowpasture River.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/EvansTractontheCowpastureRiver

  • Covington
    Falling Spring
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    Hot Springs Rd
    Covington, VA 24426

    Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80' waterfall that is one of the most visited and photographed spots in the Alleghany Highlands. The scenic waterfall is located on Route 220 in Alleghany County, just five miles north of Covington, Virginia. The property has had extensive renovations to the overlook and grounds, including a picnic area, so that visitors can more safely stop and enjoy the view.  Thomas Jefferson described the Falling Spring Falls as a "remarkable cascade...falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below."  One of the largest falls in Virginia, it cascades from an overhanging ledge, and is easily visible from the roadway. 

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Email:
    info@visitalleghanyhighlands.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/FallingSpring

  • New Castle
    Fenwick Mines Recreation Area
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    State Route 685
    New Castle, VA 24127

    Formerly an iron mining site in the 19th Century, the Fenwick Mines Recreation Area holds importance both as a historic area and as a wildlife observation area. The Fenwick Mines Recreational Area is a nice spot to have a picnic and to walk one of the areas unique hiking trails. The trails are wheelchair accessible and allow hikers to view a variety of wildlife. The site has a large picnic shelter, grills, toilets, and a fishing pond.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/FenwickMinesRecreationArea

  • Covington
    Fore Mountain Trail
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Off US Route 60 East of Covington
    Covington, VA 24426

    Fore Mountain Trail is a scenic 13 mile hikin and mountain biking trail in northern Alleghany County. Leaving Covington it rises to the top of Fore Mountain in a series of switchbacks. The hike to the ridge top is steep but during leaf off it offers some great views of the Covington Area. Once at the top, the trail runs the length of Fore Mountain. It switches from one side of the ridge to the other several times on the journey east. There are many clearings and ponds along the trail that offer good views and peaceful resting spots. At the end of the Fore Mountain Trail, the path continues on as Middle Mountain Trail to Douthat Lake in Douthat State Park, extending the 13 mile hike to a potential 18 mile hike if the hiker chooses the option of hiking to the State park.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/ForeMountainTrail

  • Warm Springs
    Gathright Dam and Bolar Recreation Complex
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    756 Twin Ridge Dr.
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    The Bolar Mountain and Bolar Flat Recreation areas on the northwest shore of Lake Moomaw are among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest. Approved by Congress in 1947, the Gathright Dam and most of the recreation facilities were constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers between 1965 and 1979. Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw provide flood and water quality control along the Jackson and James Rivers in western Virginia. Much of the shoreline of Lake Moomaw is adjacent to the 13 acres T.M. Gathright Wildlife Management Area managed by VDGIF and is devoted to the management of wildlife. There are about 10 miles of maintained trails in the Bolar Recreation Area. Trails are for hiking only. The Grouse Point Overlook and the Island Overlook provide panoramic views of Lake Moomaw.

    Telephone:
    540-279-4144
    800-342-2267

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/GathrightDamandBolarRecreationComplex

  • Hot Springs
    Gathright Wildlife Management Area
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    SR 600
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Located in Bath County and divided by Lake Moomaw, the two tracts of the Gathright Wildlife Management Area contains 13,428 acres, encompassing three major mountains, the Allegheny, Bolar, and Coles Mountains. Elevations range from 1,400 to 3,600 feet. Numerous streams flow eastward from the steep side of Allegheny Mountain and have created a series of secondary ridges and hollows that terminate at Mill Creek. The US Forest Service manages several campgrounds nearby. There is also a shooting range in the WMA for sighting in rifles. Excellent fishing is also available in the WMA on the shores of Lake Moomaw. Please visit the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries site linked below for a map, directions, and applicable rules and regulations.

    Telephone:
    540-248-9360
    Warm Springs Ranger District, US Forest Service: 540-839-2521
    James River Ranger Distrct, US Forest Service: 540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/GathrightWildlifeManagementArea

  • Hot Springs
    George Washington National Forest - Warm Springs Ranger District
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    422 Forestry Road
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Come out and enjoy the great outdoors on the beautiful Warm Springs Ranger District. Some of the best trout streams in the state run through this area of the forest and some of these streams feed into Lake Moomaw. Lake Moomaw offers boating, water skiing and swimming, in addition to fishing. Several nearby developed campgrounds offer a good place to stay while you enjoy the outdoors. You will discover that the abundance of roads open during hunting season, and isolated places to hike into, together with plentiful game make the district a great place to hunt. There are many good places for horseback riding and hiking on over 120 miles of trails, or you can travel around the back roads by automobile and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/GeorgeWashingtonNationalForestWarmSpringsRangerDistrict

  • Warm Springs
    Hidden Valley Dispersed Recreation Area
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    On FDR 241
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Situated in Bath's remote Hidden Valley area of the George Washington National Forest, this area is rich in both history and natural beauty. The 6.5 miles of the Jackson River offer excellent fishing for stocked and native trout. There are over 20 miles of trails offering excellent hiking, scenic views and mountain biking. Campground offers 30 sites. Poor Farm is located at the north end of Hidden Valley and named for the home operated lasy century by the Commonwealth of Virginia for needy people. Poor Farm is one of the most popular fishing, hunting and dispersed camping spots in the District. Good hiking trails connect Poor Farm to Hidden Valley.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/HiddenValleyDispersedRecreationArea

  • Monterey
    Highland County
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Highland County Chamber of Commerce
    P.O. Box 223, The Highland Center, Spruce Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    Located at the western edge of Virginia in the Alleghany Mountains, Highland County enjoys the highest mean elevation of any county east of the Mississippi River. Called "Virginia's Little Switzerland," with roughly 2300 residents, it is also one of the least populated eastern counties. The region is named Virginia's Western Highlands and is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Monterey, the county seat, is located 45 miles west of the intersection of Interstates 81 and 64 in Staunton. The annual Highland Maple Festival draws upwards of 50,000 visitors and is designated a "Local Legacy" by the Library of Congress. Highland County is the site of The Battle of McDowell, the first victory of Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. The county is 416 square miles of spectacular mountain terrain.

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/HighlandCounty

  • McDowell
    Highland Wildlife Management Area
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Virginia Game Commission
    Rt. 250
    McDowell, VA 24465

    14,007 acres located in Virginia's Western Highlands in the Alleghany Mountains where you can enjoy a day of hiking or pitch a tent at one of the primitive campsites. Picnic areas are also available. Bring your field glasses and try spotting some of the local wildlife: bear, deer, turkey, squirrel, or grouse.

    Telephone:
    540-468-2149

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/HighlandWildlifeManagementArea

  • Clifton Forge
    Highlands Scenic Byway
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    Interstate 64 West, Exit 43
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Highlands Scenic Drive is a 19 mile loop between Clifton Forge in Alleghany County and Interstate 64 at Lexington. The scenic drive is a must-see experience for all visiting Virginia's Western Highlands and makes the outdoors and nature accessible even to those who would rather not hike into a wilderness area. Take Exit 43 off I-64 westbound, go short distance on SR 780, turn left on Forest Road 447 to begin the 19 mile loop tour. 

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214
    Lexington Visitor Center: 540-463-3777
    VA Welcome Center: 540-559-3010

    Email:
    info@visitalleghanyhighlands.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/HighlandsScenicByway

  • Covington
    Humpback Bridge
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Midland Trail
    Covington, VA 24426

    Humpback Bridge is the only covered, humpback bridge remaining in the United States.  It's also a cherished landmark, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where residents and visitors alike gather for picnics, photos or simply to admire her beauty and craftsmanship. The bridge was constructed in 1857, and the design of the bridge, to be covered and arched, was to increase its longevity and keep the midpoint above flood waters.  This nearly 110 foot structure was built with a broad axe and put together with hand hewed locust pins.  The bridge was used for vehicular traffic on Route 60 (Midland Trail) until 1929.  In 1953, The Covington Business and Professional Woman's Club, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the area residents restored the bridge.  Three eras of transportation history can be seen at this site: the old road crossing Humpback Bridge, the new state highway bridge on Route 60 (Midland Trail) and the CSX railroad bridge. Fans of covered bridges come from all over the world to admire the historic Humpback Bridge.  It has been lovingly preserved and is now part of a five-acre wayside park.  It's uniquely Alleghany.      

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/HumpbackBridge

  • Covington
    Indian Draft - Jackson River
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Jackson River Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Indian Draft is a river access point along the Jackson and a potential put out point if floating down from Gathright Dam. The rapids at Indian Draft, although not large enough to cause any real danger, add a little excitement to the float down from Gathright Dam. Travelers pass through a corridor flanked by sycamores on both sides and a ceiling of clear blue sky. Each turn provides the observer with a surprise maybe a white-tailed doe and her spotted fawn or perhaps a family of wood ducks with their fluffy young. On closer inspection, the banks hold numerous varieties of wildflower. From I-64, take Exit 16 for US 220 N, turn left on US 220/US60, and make another left to remain on US 220 N for 5.2 miles. Make a slight left at Jackson River Road SR 687. Continue on 687 to Indian Draft.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/IndianDraftJacksonRiver

  • Covington
    Jackson River
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    Jackson River Rd.
    Covington, VA 24426

    Headwaters in neighboring Highland County; prime fishing; stocked river; access points for public fishing; most popular just below Gathright Dam in the cold, high oxygen water and in Bath County at Hidden Valley; easy access; camping nearby; fly fisherman's paradise in the portion surrounded by the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214
    Phone2: 540-962-2178

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/JacksonRiver

  • Iron Gate
    James River - Allegheny County
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    Fork Farm Road
    Iron Gate, VA 24448

    Forming from the Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers with its headwaters in the town of Iron Gate in southern Alleghany County, the James River offers a wide diversity of fishing opportunities. Bass, catfish and sunfish are the main species and the river boasts many public boat landings for canoes or other small craft.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: 540-248-9360

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/JamesRiverAlleghenyCounty

  • Covington
    Johnson Springs
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Natural Well Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Johnson Springs is a Jackson River Access Point. Johnson Springs provides access to a serene mirror calm stretch of the Jackson River. Massive sycamores stretch out over the river along the bank, hosting chickadee and titmouse flocks as they travel the river in search of food. Directions: North on US-220 Bear left onto Jackson River Rd Turn left onto Indian Draft Rd Bear right onto E Morris Hill Rd Turn right onto Natural Well Rd Arrive at Johnson Springs on the left (The last intersection is W Morris Hill Rd If you reach SR-687 / Jackson River Rd, you've gone too far)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Email:
    ehaverlack@fs.fed.us

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/JohnsonSprings

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw and Gathright Dam
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    George Washington National Forest
    6214 Fortney Branch Rd
    Covington, VA 24426

    13,428 acre T. M. Gathright Wildlife Management Area; 2,530 acre lake; year round boating, water sports, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and hunting (in season); abundant wildlife includes bald eagles, white tail deer, turkeys, etc.; stocked lake; group picnic shelters; information center with observation deck; handicap fishing decks; sandy beachs with modern bathhouse adjacent; multiple ramps lighted docks. All National Forest land. Fishing: Alewife Trout (brown, rainbow and brook) Black Bass Yellow Perch Panfish Catfish Chain Pickerel Black Crappie Rock Bass Sunfish Boat Ramps Fortney Branch (south end) Bolar Flats (north end) Coles Mountain (south end) Camping Bolar Mountain (north end) McClintic Point (north end) Greenwood Point (midlake) Morris Hill (south end) Other Recreational Sites Coles Point (south end) - beach, bathouse, boat launch, picnic

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214
    540-962-2178

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/LakeMoomawandGathrightDam

  • Warm Springs
    Lake Moomaw
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Route 600
    756 Twin Ridge Drive
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Lake Moomaw was named in memory of Benjamin Moomaw whose efforts succeeded in bringing the lake to the Allegheny Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provide an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping.  Lake Moomaw is renowned for its excellent fishing yielding citation size brown and rainbow trout, as well as good bass, pan and crappie. 

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/LakeMoomaw

  • Covington
    Longdale Recreation
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    U. S. Forest Service District Office
    810 Madison Avenue
    Covington, VA 24426

    In the 1930's the Clifton Forge Chapter of the NAACP requested that the Forest Service construct a recreation area for use by the African Americans in the area. During this era, segregation in America was the norm, and African Americans were prevented from using forest facilities. The plans were approved in 1936 and construction of the recreation area began in 1938. On June 15, 1940, the area was dedicated as "Green Pastures Recreation Area" and opened to the public. Green Pastures was built by the Dolly Ann Civilian Conservation Corp Camp F24. The bath house, picnic shelter, and the two restroom facilities are all original buildings. The dam is also an original structure that was built by hand. On April 23, 1963, the name was changed to Longdale matching the community name. The Longdale community is a Virginia Historic District. L

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/LongdaleRecreation

  • Covington
    Low Moor Shooting Range
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    FDR 616
    Covington, VA 24426

    Located between Clifton Forge and Covington. Exit I-64 at Low Moor (Exit 21), go past entrance of the Alleghany Regional Hospital, go through railroad overpass, turn right onto Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) and follow approximately 1.6 miles. Turn left onto FDR 616 at the sign to the shooting range just past the Virginia Power Company sub-station on the left. Six rifle benches and 3 pistol benches are under roofed shelter. Features are: rifle range-stationary targets at 50 and 100 yards, and pistol range-stationary targets at 25 yards. Moving targets, such as clay pigeons are prohibited, as are glass bottles. Shooters must supply their own targets and are asked to keep the range clean of litter by taking away all target materials with them. Parking available for 5 vehicles. The range is open year round.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/LowMoorShootingRange

  • Warm Springs
    McClintic Point Group Campsite
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    756 Twin Ridge Drive
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Group Campsites at McClintic Point Family and group camping areas can be reserved  online at www.recreation.gov. Three group camping areas and 21 family campsites are available, complete with grills, fire pits and vault toilets. Group sites include a playing field and horseshoe pit. No electrical hookups are available. McClintic Point Family and Group Campgrounds are open year-round.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521
    540-279-4144
    800-342-2267

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/McClinticPointGroupCampsite

  • Warm Springs
    Milk House Market and Old Dairy Barn
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    46 Old Dairy Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Built in 1928, the Old Dairy Barn once served all the dairy needs of the Homestead Resort in nearby Hot Springs. Because train service to the area was unpredicatable the Homestead maintained many of its own food producing operations, of which this was one. Abandoned for three decades, the Old Dairy complex, fell into disrepair. Thanks to ongoing restoration efforts of the Homestead Preserve, the complex is reliving its glory days. There are several original buildings and silos in the complex. They are the Main Barn, Calf Barn, Holstein Barn, Gurnsey Barn, Milk House, Bull Barn and Herdsman's Cottage. The Old Dairy was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2007 and was also named a Virginia Historic Landmark.

    Telephone:
    540-839-6455

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/MilkHouseMarketandOldDairyBarn

  • Paint Bank
    Paint Bank Fish Hatchery
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    Route 1 Box 12 (Off SR 311 south of Paint Bank)
    Paint Bank, VA 24131

    This state fish hatchery, just south of Paint Bank, provides a unique look into the trout rearing and stocking process. Numerous concrete tanks hold up to 1.6 million trout in all stages of development, thus providing an easy viewing experience. Around the fish hatchery is a variety of wildlife. The creek that runs along the edge of the property should be checked for butterflies, birds and at dusk some white-tailed deer. There is a picnic area and plenty of parking.

    Telephone:
    540-897-5401
    Fax: 540-897-5402

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PaintBankFishHatchery

  • Covington
    Petticoat Junction - Jackson River
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Mays Lane
    Covington, VA 24426

    Petticoat Junction is an access along the Jackson River for canoes/kayaks (one could put in at Gathright Dam and float down the Jackson to this point). Petticoat Junction is the last pull out before floating down into Covington. From I-64, take Exit 16 for US 220 N, turn left on US 220/US60, and make another left to remain on US 220 N for 5.2 miles. Make a slight left at Jackson River Road SR 687. Turn left on Mays Lane. Go 0.2 miles to the riverfront. This site is also on the Virginia Birdiing and Wildlife Trail. According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, "These surroundings support anticipated birds such as indigo buntings and song sparrows. Along forest edges these birds can be heard singing from prominent points and popping out of denser patches of scrub and grass. The woods ring with the familiar calls of Carolina wren, northern cardinal and northern flicker, while the river hosts great blue and green herons, wood duck and belted kingfisher. Butterflies such as eastern tiger swallowtail and red-spotted purple float between cardinal flowers and black-eyed Susans. The glittering ebony jewelwing sticks to shady sections along the stream, often sharing their perch with eastern painted turtles."

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PetticoatJunctionJacksonRiver

  • Paint Bank
    Potts Creek Outfitters
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    Rt. 1 Box 64
    Highway 311
    Paint Bank, VA 24131

    Potts Creek Outfitters provides year round fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout along our private sections of Potts Creek. Certified casting instructors are available for beginners and experts. Ask about our smallmouth bass float trips on the New River in iflatable rafts and catarafts with fishing frames. Bag your next trophy on thousands of intensely managed deer and turkey habitat. Turkey hunts are fully guided and bow hunts for deer are semi-guided. Launch your next outdoor adventure from one of our first class lodging opportunities. Choose from our Depot Lodge, a renovated train depot or our private streamside log cabin with an unnbelievable view of Potts Creek and the surrounding mountains. Hunting and Fishing Packages. Please call for more information.

    Telephone:
    540-897-5555
    The Depot Lodge: 540-897-6000
    Paint Bank General Store: 540-897-5000
    Fax: 540-897-5005

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PottsCreekOutfitters

  • New Castle
    Potts Slope Shooting Range
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    SR 311
    New Castle, VA 24127

    Pott's Slope Shooting Range: Located on the right of Route 311, approximately seven miles north of New Castle, Virginia, this range is handicapped-accessible with a covered shooting area.. The range features nine lanes for rifle/pistol use with stationary targets at 25, 50 and 100 yards.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PottsSlopeShootingRange

  • Warm Springs
    Pump Storage Station and Dominion Back Creek Recreational Area
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    316 Power Station Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    The world's most powerful pumped storage generating station provides the electricity needs for millions of homes across six states. In 1985, the year it went into operation, it was cited as one of the nation's most outstanding engineering achievements. Because the extreme fluctuations of the water levels at the Bath County Pumped Storage area make them unsuitable for recreation, Dominion Power created a separate 325 acre public recreation spot. The area contains two lakes open on a seasonal basis just downstream from the lower dam. Fishing, non-power boating, picnicking, swimming, hiking and camping are available at this location.

    Telephone:
    540-279-4136

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/PumpStorageStationandDominionBackCreekRecreationalArea

  • Longdale Furnace
    Rich Hole Wilderness
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    FR 108
    Longdale Furnace, VA 24422

    In the late 1800s and early 1900s iron ore was mined from some of the hillsides in the area, and trees were cut to make charcoal for the iron ore furnaces. Traces of this activity, including an old mountain homestead with a small orchard, remain today in Rich Hole Wilderness. You'll find a mature hardwood ecosystem with large old hemlocks in the drainage bottoms, and chestnut oaks and pines on south-facing slopes where the Virginia sun warms them. Rich Hole Trail takes the hiker into the Wilderness area. The trail passes old growth hardwoods and passes by several impressive vistas. To access the upper trailhead from westbound I-64 take exit 43 and go right at the stop sign at the end of the ramp. Turn right on VA 850. Drive approximately 3 miles to the trailhead parking area on the right.

    Telephone:
    540-962-2214

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/RichHoleWilderness

  • Millboro
    Rough Mountain Wilderness
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Forest Road 129
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Approximately six miles long and two miles wide, Rough Mountain Wilderness is an area of steep ridges and dry drainages with elevations reaching from 1,150 feet along the Cowpasture River to 2,842 feet on Griffin Knob. The ridges often afford great views across the Allegheny Mountains, the Blue Ridge, and the valley of the Cowpasture River. Upland hardwoods dominate the ridges, and the drainages sport oaks as the primary growth. From I-64 take Exit 29 and head north on SR 42 for approximately 15 miles. Head right on FR 462 and drive .2 miles to the gate. Park off road and hie .75 miles to the end of the forest road. The ridgetop is .25 miles farther up. Hike south along the ridgetop for 1.5 miles to a sign denoting the wilderness boundary. This is a strenuous hiking area but is true wilderness.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/RoughMountainWilderness

  • Paint Bank
    Shawvers Run Wilderness Area
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    Forest Service Road 177.1
    Paint Bank, VA 24131

    The Shawvers Run Wilderness Area is located in northern Craig County. This is an area of rugged and remote mountain terrain on the northwestern slope of Potts Mountain, just over the hill from Barbours Creek Wilderness. Elevations range from 2,000 feet on Shawvers Run in the extreme north to 3,800 feet on the top of Hanging Rock in the south. Hanging Rock is a 240-acre geologic attraction. Rough hiking will take you through a hardwood forest interspersed with yellow pine, hemlock, and white pine growing in some of the drainages. Within the Wilderness, the headwaters of Valley Branch contain native brook trout, as does Shawvers Run. There is plenty of wildlife. From New Castle, follow SR 311 for 6 miles to the top of Potts Mountain, turn right on FR 177.1 and go 3 miles to a parking area at the boundary of the wilderness area.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/ShawversRunWildernessArea

  • Paint Bank
    Steel Bridge Recreation Area
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    SR 18
    Paint Bank, VA 24131

    The Steel Bridge Recreation Area is located adjacent to Potts Creek in Northern Craig County. The area features camping and picnicing facilities and is just north of the Shawvers Run Wilderness Area. Potts Creek is an excellent stream for trout fishing. The cool water cascading over river rocks is also very inviting to those looking to cool off on a hot summer day. From Interstate 81, take Exit 141 onto SR 419 North to SR 311 North thru New Castle to Paint Bank. Take SR 18 (right) for 3.5 miles to campground on Potts Creek. All roads are paved. Total driving distance from I81 is 42 miles; estimated driving time is 1 hour. From Covington, take SR 18 to site on left. There are 20 campsites, each with gravel parking, picnic table, fireplace, lantern post and tent pad. Recreational vehicles up to 16 ft can be accommodated.

    Telephone:
    540-552-4641

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/SteelBridgeRecreationArea

  • Monterey
    Sunny Stables
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    634 Jackson River Road
    Monterey , VA 24465

    Sunny Stables is located in Picturesque Highland County Va. We offer lessons for all ages and riding abilities and specialize in the English Discipline. Instruction is provided on any of our great lesson horses or on your own personal horse. Lessons are taught by a Virginia Intermont College Equine Major with over 20 years of experience. We also offer trail rides for individuals or groups and have 2 yearly summer horse camps for the younger riders. We are a Fully Insured USEF member facility. Located 25 minutes from The Homestead Resort.

    Telephone:
    540-960-0507
    540-468-2855

    Email:
    sunny_stables@ymail.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/SunnyStables

  • Monterey
    Trimble Knob
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    US 220
    Monterey, VA 24465

    Trimble Knob is a Summit in Highland County. The plug of an ancient volcano, Trimble Knob is the youngest volcano in Virginia. Trimble Knob is visible from US 220. The nearest major town is Mill Gap, VA.

    Telephone:
    Highland Co. Chamber: 540-468-2550

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/TrimbleKnob

  • Millboro
    Walton Tract (Cowpasture River)
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    SR 632
    Millboro, VA 24460

    The Walton Tract provides several access points to the Cowpasture River and an excellent opportunity to approach a variety of wildlife. The fields and woodland found along both sides of the river provide a diversity of habitats to explore. The river can also be explored directly from here via the canoe put-in. From Douthat State Park, go north on Rt. 629 to SR 39. Go east on SR 39 for 5.2 miles to SR 42. Travel south on SR 42 for 5.5 miles to Rt. 632. Turn right; head west 1.6 miles to the canoe launch area.

    Telephone:
    540-839-2521

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/WaltonTractCowpastureRiver

  • Middlesboro
    White Rocks
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    US 25E South
    Middlesboro, VA 40965

    These cliffs once served as a landmark for early pioneers in Cumberland Gap National Park.

    Telephone:
    606-248-2817
    Phone2: 606-248-7276

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/WhiteRocks

  • New Castle
    Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing - Adventure Saturdays
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    11176 Peaceful Valley Road
    New Castle, VA 24127

    Adventure Saturdays (and longer) at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Are you looking for something to do with your family? Come join us for a day or weekend of adventure! Ride our World-Famous 900’ Zip Line, climb our 50’ Climbing Wall, canoe on Craig Creek, bike our trails, try our High Ropes Challenge Course, climb at a real rock climbing site, explore a local cave and more. Bring the whole family. Perfect for families in Roanoke, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Salem. Reservations are required...simply send an email or call to plan your family’s adventure.

    Telephone:
    800-782-0779
    Fax: 540-864-6800

    Email:
    info@wilderness-adventure.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/WildernessAdventureatEagleLandingAdventureSaturdays

  • Hot Springs
    Winter Sports at The Omni Homestead
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    The Omni Homestead Resort
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    The Omni Homestead Ski Slopes are a great way to learn to ski especially for families. Plan on visiting us this season and enjoy our winter wonderland in the mountains. The Omni Homestead offers acres of relaxation and recreation for the whole family. Here you may do as much or as little as you wish. Go skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Sign up for group or private lessons at the Sepp Kober Ski School. Children will love our innovative KidsClub and our Little Penguins Program. Our Mountain Lodge serves lunch daily and has a deck with a stone outdoor fireplace where those in your family who choose not to ski can sit and watch. Enjoy our spectacular "winter wonderland" at Allegheny Springs.  Dip into the steamy waters of our heated, spring-fed outdoor pool, relax in the hot tub or glide and twirl on the adjacent ice skating rink. At The Omni Homestead, you will find a wealth of activities to enjoy all winter long.

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766
    Ski Lessons & Conditions : 540-839-7800
    Ski Lodge: 540-839-7721

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/WinterSportsatTheOmniHomestead

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