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  • Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve
    Towering cliffs, sheer limestone ledges, and waterfalls are but a few of the spectacular features of this preserve. Located near the confluence of the Clinch River and Big Cedar Creek, the topography of Pinnacle NAP has been modified by the forces of weather, water, and time to create this dramatic landscape. Towering
  • Olde Mill Golf Resort
    Ellis Maples designed championship golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool,  exercise room, hiking trails, meeting facilities and so much more!   Enjoy a round of golf on a challenging but breathtakingly gorgeous golf course or just relax on the deck overlooking the lake to escape life's hustle!   Lodging accommodations include 2 and 4 bedroom cottages as well as 2 bedroom condos overlooking the 18th green!  Please visit
  • Picnic Area at Groundhog Mountain
    This mountail setting on the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for stopping to enjoy the great outdoors with delightful scenery while you enjoy a hearty picnic meal. Many picnic tables are available with outdoor grills. There are walking areas nearby, including the Groundhog Mountain observation tower (built to resemble an old tobacco barn). The elevation at Groundhog Mountain is 3,035 ft). A
  • Pilot Mountain Scenic Overlook
    Travelers to the Blue Ridge Parkway will enjoy some of the 30 miles of scenery along this stretch within Carroll County, Virginia. The county offers an easy access the parkway at Fancy Gap from I-77 (Exit 8). Travelers to the parkway may wish to travel north from Fancy Gap to Milepost 189.1 for an elevated perspective (2,950 ft)of the Carolina
  • Stewarts Creek WMA Birding and Wildlife Trail
    This trail system is a part of the statewide Birding and Wildlife Trail system of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The trail system is the first statewide program of its type. Southwest Virginia is a part of the Mountain Area which includes 34 trail loops with 340 sites. Carroll County has four trails within the Blue Ridge
  • Collins Cove Horse Camp
    Collins Cove Horse Camp provides access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail. It has parking, hitching rails and chemical toilets. No potable water. Open fields for camping. Fee
  • Redbud Capital of the World
    Honaker, Virginia has been designated as the "Redbud Capital of the World" by the Virginia General Assembly for their amazingly beautiful/plentiful redbud trees blooming in April annually. Route 80, Redbud Highway, is a beautiful scenic drive through the mountains and
  • William P. Harris Park
    Located minutes from the towns of Richlands and Honaker William P. Harris Park is located on Route 80 at Council. This park has a large community center, a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, athletic fields, picnic shelter, a stage with bleachers, and two 100-year-old restored cabins that provide space for various group
  • Appalachian Waters Float Fishing and Guide Service
    Appalachian Waters provides guided float trips on the New River, the James River, the Jackson River Tailwater, and the South Holston River Tailwater. Trips can be tailored to your interests; fly fishing, spin fishing, sight-seeing, wildlife photography, fall foliage, etc. Maybe you would just enjoy doing nothing at all while you float lazily along down an ancient river.
  • Trout Fishing in Carroll County
    Nestled within the heart of the Blue Ridge Plateau, Carroll County boasts an ideal setting for fishing within many of its mountain streams. Seasoned fishermen will attest to the vibrant quality of trout that can be hooked within Carroll County. Key streams include: CROOKED CREEK (brown, rainbow, and brook trout); STEWARTS CREEK (brook trout); LITTLE REED ISLAND CREEK (rainbow and brown
  • Birding and Wildlife Trails in Carroll County
    Carroll County hosts four sites of the Wildlife and Birding Trail system. The trail is the first statewide program of its kind. The trail loops in Carroll County are a part of the Mountain Area of the state that incorporates 34 trail loops with 340 sites in SW Virginia. The trail loops in Carroll County consist of Beaver
  • Beaver Dam Creek Birding and Wildlife Trail
    This trail is a part of the statewide Birding and Wildlife Trail system of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Southwest Virginia is a part of the Mountain Area which includes 34 trail loops with 340 sites. Carroll County has four trails within the Blue Ridge Highlands Loop. This trail is also a part of the Mountain Warbler
  • Carter Pines Community Park
    The Carter Pines Community Park is a 24 acre tract within the Town of Hillsville and is owned and administered by Carroll County. It is the largest town park in SW Virginia. The tract contains one of the first and last surviving white pine plantings in the state. The five-acre remnant stand was planted in the 1930s. Several acres are replanted
  • Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail
    Part of the Mountain Warbler Trail Loop, this is a walking trail with spectacular nature scenery within the Town of Hillsville. It is situated along a creek embankment with views of open fields opposite the creek as the trail meanders through a peaceful canopy of hardwoods. The diversity of wildlife and plant life helped get the trail listed in the
  • Jamison Mill Park at Philpott Lake
    Jamison Mill Park, located in Franklin County, is a beautiful spot for scenic panoramic views of Philpott Lake, a 3,000 acre lake with 100 miles of pristine undeveloped shoreline surrounded by 10,500 acres of forested land in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place for every sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy
  • Jamison Mill Park Trail System at Philpott Lake
    Besides the scenic views of Philpott Lake, The Jamison Mill Park Trail System has 6.25 miles of inter-connected loops for hikers and bicyclists.  from narrow, single track to wider fire-road is a 6 mile, moderate to strenuous, interconnecting multi-use trail for hikers and bicyclists. The backbone of the trail system consists of three main interconnecting loops, to which are connected various
  • Salthouse Branch Park at Philpott Lake
    Salthouse Branch Park is located on the shores of Philpott Lake nestled in the rugged foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Philpott Lake boasts a 3,000 acre reservoir that features 100 miles of shoreline. Philpott Lake's clear water and natural shoreline make it a unique place for visitors to enjoy a multitude of activities Salthouse Branch Park offers outdoor adventure for
  • Jamison Mill Park Campground at Philpott Lake
    Jamison Mill Park is located along the shores of Philpott Lake, a 3,000 acre lake with 100 miles of pristine undeveloped shoreline surrounded by 10,500 acres of forested land in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place for every sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the outdoors. The 300+
  • Deer Island Park at Philpott Lake
    Deer Island Park is located  in the middle of Philpott Lake and is ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT.  Campers must obtain a permit from the gatehouse at Salthouse Branch or Bowens Creek. During the off season (November 1st to March 31st) permits may be obtained at honor vaults located at Ramp 1 and Goose Point Entrance. Nestled in the rugged foothills of
  • Horseshoe Point Park at Philpott Lake
    Horseshoe Point is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake, a 3000 acre lake with 100 miles of shoreline located in the rugged foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The lake's clear water and natural shoreline make it a unique place for visitors to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Wildlife is abundant throughout the area: deer, turkeys, squirrels, raccoons