Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia
Grayson Highlands State Park in southwestern Virginia is a 4,822-acre park established in 1965 under the name Mount Rogers State Park. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, the park offers fishing, hiking and camping among its recreational opportunities.


There are electric and water campsites as well as standard campsites without hookups. The park accommodates horse lovers with stable area campsites--some with covered stalls and some with open stalls.

Hiking Trails

Hikers will find a variety of trails in the park that take a person through the forests and mountains and provide a chance to look at the beautiful scenery.


Big Wilson Creek has 3.5 miles of waters suitable for trout fishing within the park's boundaries. Trout fishing is also possible with 2.1 miles of of fishable water at Cabin Creek and 1.1 miles at Mill Creek.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is available in the park during the winter months. Rhododendron Trail, Seed Orchard Trail and the 3.7-mile-long Old Upchurch Road are all designated for this activity.

Other Trails

Mountain biking and horseback riding take place in Grayson Highlands State Park, with trails set aside for these pursuits.


A 6-mile guided canoe trip that takes about six hours to complete on the New River takes place for visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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