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  • Piedmont Scenic Overlook
    Travelers on 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 to the parkway at Fancy Gap from I-77 (Exit 8). Travelers on the parkway may wish to travel south from Fancy Gap to Milepost 203.8 for an elevated perspective (2,980 ft)of the Carolina Piedmont
  • Granite Quarry Overlook
    Carroll County offers 30 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway with easy access at Fancy Gap from I-77. Travelers to the parkway may wish to travel south from Fancy Gap to Milepost 202.9 to view the spectacular scenery of the Carolina Piedmont featuring a view of the Mt. Airy Granite quarry. From an elevation of 3,015 ft, much
  • Blue Ridge Parkway in Carroll County
    Carroll County features 30 miles of spectacular scenery along the 469 mile parkway, between Mileposts 182 and 212. Three cultural stopping points are the Groundhog Mountain Scenic Overlook with picnic area(MP 188.8), Orlean Puckett Cabin (MP 189.9), and on the edge of the county is the Blue Ridge Music Center (MP 213). An important access point to the parkway in
  • Motor Mile Dragway, The
    Motor Mile Dragway, built in 2005, hosts a 1/8 mile ultra-modern drag racing facility with racing events for Super Pro, Foot Brake, DOT Street and Junior Dragsters from April to October. Each weekend, Motor Mile Dragway offers IHRA sanctioned Bracket Racing on Saturday. Test & Tune events are on Friday nights. New in 2010 are the "shut-up and drive challenge"
  • Motor Mile Speedway, The
    Motor Mile Speedway hosts NASCAR Whelen All-American Series exciting racing action on a tight, .416 mile banked paved oval track. Events are held on Saturday nights from April through September featuring Late Model Stock Cars, Limited Sportsman, Street Stock, Mod 4 and UCAR. Special events include Huge Monster Truck Show complete with Fireworks around July 4. Modern facility with spacious seating, lots
  • Hike to the White Rocks
    Thomas Walker Civic Park or Chadwell Gap is where your hike to the White Rocks will begin.  There are picnic tables available, clean restrooms, field for outdoor activities, and a beautiful pavilion that is available for rent for your next event through the Cumberland Gap National Park at Thomas Walker Civic Park. The trailhead that leads to the Sandcave (3.9 miles) and the White
  • White Rock Stables
    White Rocks Stables offers a 'fun for the whole family' experience with several locations recommended for riders ranging from novice to the most experienced of horseman. In the near future we hope to offer a wide range of equine related services as well!!! Come experience a journey on horseback through the historical Cumberland Gap National Park to the top of the White Rocks,
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    The first great gateway to the west, Cumberland Gap is a mountain pass that was used by wildlife, Native Indian tribes, and later by settlers moving west. Daniel Boone was hired to blaze a trail beginning in Southwest Virginia through Cumberland Gap known as the Wilderness Road. It became the route westward for pioneers who travelled west through the mountains into
  • Gap Caverns in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Explore a hidden world found underground- inside the mountains! It is a world of darkness, with fantastic dripstone formations and strange animals who have adapted to the cave environment. There are no entrance fees at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There are fees for camping, guided tours, and other amenities in the park. Gap Cave Tours: Join park rangers on an exciting
  • Wilderness Road State Park
    Wilderness Road State Park was purchased in 1993. The park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace, opened America's first western frontier. Most notable in the park are the Karlan Mansion built in the 1877, a state-of-the-art visitor center and Martin's Station,
  • Sand Cave
    Tucked away in the Cumberland Gap National Park, hikers and horseback riders will discover a ceiling of gold, red and green, eroded rock forms and photo ops to cherish.  Access to this gem of a find is through Thomas Walker Civic Park in Ewing, Virginia.  A 3.9 mile hike brings the visitor to the entrance of this natural wonder. Continuing along this trail,
  • Foxwood Farms
    Foxwood Farms, located in beautiful Elk Creek, VA, is a private, stocked trout fishery on one mile of peaceful Elk Creek.  The stream is stocked daily with trout that is at least two pounds and larger! Relax and enjoy the view of sheep grazing while you catch your "limit".  You can make it an overnight or week-long destination because the
  • Elk Creek Dragway
    Elk Creek Dragway is a locally-owned and operated IHRA dragstrip located on Victory Lane in Elk Creek, Virginia. The dragstrip is incorporated and owned by stockholders made up of drag racers and fans of drag racing. Please see our website for more information regarding our schedule, sponsors, and other
  • Scott County Regional Horse Association
    Scott County Horse Park is home to a wide range of equestrian events, including shows for various breeds, horse pulls and plow-offs for the draft horse enthusiasts, and trail rides through nearby Jefferson National Forest. Open
  • Bark Camp Recreation Area
    The camp offers 25 camping units with tent pad, picnic table and parking spur near 60 acre warm water lake which provides opportunities for fishing and boating (electric motors only). Paved boat launching ramp, hiking trails and picnic units with tables and grills are also features of the site. The lake was constructed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland
  • Clinch River (Scott Co. Access)
    The Clinch River flows through some scenic gorges and has sweeping mountain views. Some sections contain Class I to III rapids. The river offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for smallmouth and muskies. The Nature Conservancy has designated the river as one of the "Last Great Places" in America because it is home to protected species of mussels.The Clinch River is
  • Bark Camp Lake Trails
    Highlights: lake views, waterfowl, rare plants Length: 3.7 miles round trip Difficulty: easy to moderate Trailhead: The trailhead is gated in the winter (mid Oct. — April 1). During the summer, a parking fee apples. From Dungannon, follow Route 72 for 0.4 miles, then turn left onto Route 653 (next to old Osborne store). After 1.7 miles, turn right onto
  • Daniel Boone Loop Trail
    Located in the westernmost part of Virginia, the Daniel Boone Loop contains sites that have a strong historical connection to the early frontier. While this isn’t the exact path that Daniel Boone followed many centuries ago, it will take you to the Wilderness Road entrance to Cumberland Gap National Park, where Boone and his followers pioneered their way into Kentucky.
  • Devils Fork Trail System
    Located primarily on an old logging grade. You will pass many scenic areas such as a 20' waterfall, mountain overlooks and the Devils Bathtub which is an excellent area where hikers will see the stream racing down a rock chute, shirl through the tub and race
  • Natural Tunnel State Park
    More than 850 feet long and as high as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles, or chimneys.  Facilities include a campground, picnic areas, amphitheater, visitor center