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GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK, VA

Photo: GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Description

Breathtaking mountain views, access to the Appalachian Trail, and facilities for horse camping make this park a great destination. Mountain streams offer superb trout fishing opportunities. The park has access to the highest point in Virginia), a part of Jefferson National Forest. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965.

Grayson Highlands encompasses 4,822 acres. Various elevation: Entrance - 3,698 feet; Visitor Center - 4,953 feet; Little Pinnacle - 5,089 feet.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Access to 67 miles of Horse Trails
  • Access to Appalachian Trail
  • Amphitheater
  • Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Environmental Programs
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horse Camping
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Shopping
  • Showers - Hot
  • Special Hunts
  • Stream
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Visitor Center
  • Waterfall
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Getting There:

The park is on U.S. 58 midway between Independence and Damascus and is reached from I-81 at Exit 45 in Marion; turn south on Route 16 and travel 33 miles to U.S. 58 in the community of Volney. Turn right onto U.S. 58. Travel eight miles to the park's entrance. From I-77, take Hillsville Exit 14 to U.S. 58. Travel west on U.S. 58, 40 miles to Volney. Turn left to stay on U.S. 58 and go eight miles to the park entrance. Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK
829 GRAYSON HIGHLAND LANE
MOUTH OF WILSON VA 24363-9533

Phone Number:

Information: (276)579-7092

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Pursuant to Code of Virginia, no fire of any sort is permitted, including charcoal, between February 15 and April 30, except between the hours of 4PM to midnight. This includes campgrounds and picnic area / cabin grills. Camping stoves that are self-contained are permitted (ex. Coleman Stove). from Feb 15 2010 to Apr 30 2010