GRINDSTONE, VA

Grindstone Campground is tucked in the Fairwood Valley among pastures and wooded hillsides. The surrounding Mount Rogers National Recreation Area provides endless opportunities for fun and relaxation in the nature setting.At 3,800 feet, Grindstone is surrounded by mixed hardwoods,...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • All sites are first-come, first-serve outside of the reservation season
  • Entrance gate is locked at 10 p.m.
  • There is a fee for day-use visitors
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Grindstone Campground is tucked in the Fairwood Valley among pastures and wooded hillsides. The surrounding Mount Rogers National Recreation Area provides endless opportunities for fun and relaxation in the nature setting.

Natural Features:

At 3,800 feet, Grindstone is surrounded by mixed hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendrons. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area spans 200,000 acres of National Forest, with four wildlife-rich wilderness areas.

Recreation:

The area offers excellent hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting. Recommended hiking trails include the Mount Rogers Trail at 7.5 miles and the Whispering Waters Nature Trail at 0.6 miles.

Several streams pass by just beyond the campground, with trout fishing available in abundance.

The campground boasts a water play area in the creek, an amphitheater, a playground and volleyball courts to entertain families.

Facilities:

Grindstone offers nearly 50 reservable sites for both tent and RV camping. Flush toilets, showers and a dump station create a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

The Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, which traverses more than 50 miles with views of forestland and open rural countryside, is accessible nearby.

Booking Window
Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 15 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Site
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Campfire Programs
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Scenic Drive
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 15 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$44.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.68694, -81.54111
36°41'13"N, 81°32'28"W

From Troutdale, Virginia, take exit 45 to Highway 16 south. Continue for 17 miles, then turn right onto Highway 603. After 6 miles turn left into the Grindstone Campground entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GRINDSTONE
1946 Laurel Valley Road
Troutdale  VA  24378

Phone Number:

Project Office: (276)388-3983