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DCR Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve - More Info
891 State Park Road
Lebanon, VA 24266
Phone: (276) 676-5673
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 above Big Cedar Creek is an impressive rock formation, the Pinnacle, from which the area derives its name. Cut from dolomite, the Pinnacle rises 400 feet above Big Cedar Creek. The Preserve's unique habitats support at least nine rare species and two rare natural communities.
The preserve is open year-round. Public facilities include parking, a suspension foot-bridge, and hiking trails.A preserve guide factsheet and map are available to assist in planning your visit at www.dcr.virginia.gov.
Part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or prescribed burning activities.
From Abingdon, follow US 19 north to Lebanon. Take US 19 (Business) into Lebanon. Turn left onto VA 82 towards Cleveland. Turn right onto VA 640. Bear right onto VA 640 where VA 740 comes in. Turn left onto VA 721 and follow it into the preserve.
Flag Rock Recreation Area - More Info
City of Norton
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (540) 679-0754
From the City of Norton, Flag Rock can be seen as a rock outcrop capped with an American Flag, thus the name "Flag Rock". The recreation site sits over 1,000 feet above the City's elevation of 2,350 ft. The site offers twenty-five acres of recreation area with spectacular views, hiking trails, a fishing area, playground equipment and 18 camping slots. Bath houses have hot and cold water. Two large shelters and several smaller ones are available for picnicking. There are over 50 picnic tables with grills. Camping is also available. Two large shelters are available by reservation only, for a fee of $50.00 per shelter. All camping sites have electricity and are $15.00 per site, per night. Camping is first come first serve. Payment for camping is available at a self service pay station located between the upper and lower campgrounds. For more information call the Norton Recreation Department at 276 679-0754
Bark Camp Recreation Area - More Info
551 FS BARK CAMP LAKE
Coeburn, VA 24230
Phone: (540) 328-2931
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 Fisheries and is stocked with northern pike, bass, blue gill, rainbow trout and catfish. Two handicapped accessible fishing piers have been constructed with a handicapped trail on the northern shoreline below the parking lot.
Little Stony National Recreation Trail - More Info
427 FS Hanging Rock
Coeburn, VA 24230
Phone: (540) 328-2931
Little Stony National Recreation Trail is located between Coeburn and Dungannon on a narrow guage railroad bed that was constructed in the early 1900's for logging.
The 2.8 mile trail follows the stream through a 400 foot deep and 1,700 foot wide gorge. There are also two waterfalls 8 and 24 ft high. You can also see the large rock outcrop at the Hanging Rock Picnic Area. It is classified as being medium in degree of difficulty. Much of the trail is wide and barrier free, but there are places where the trail crosses side hollows and goes across Stony Creek where it is necessary to climb over large rocks and boulders.
Fishing is also allowed along the streams. The sheer size of the canyon and roaring sound of rushing water gives the hiker an exciting experience.
Clinch River (Scott Co. Access) - More Info
Dungannon, VA 24245
Phone: (276) 467-2665
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 great for fishing. Fees do apply for obtaining fishing license that is required for fishing.
Camp Bethel - More Info
328 Bethel road
Fincastle, VA 24090
Phone: (540) 992-2940
Camp Bethel is a Christian centered camping experience.
Retreats and Facility Rental: Camp Bethel's facilities are available for rent year round. Amenities include 165 wooded acres, a small recreational lake, eight go-karts, a full size gymnasium with a 24 foot indoor climbing wall and outdoor challenge ropes course. Hewn log bunkhouses and a spacious log gymnasium with modern kitchen. Hourly, daily and weekly rentals rates are tailored to meet the needs of the group.
Summer Camp Programs: Camp Bethel offers its own camping program for both Day Camp and Resident Camp.
Week long resident campers have a variety of weeks to choose from. Camps are aimed at campers 5-19 years old. Each of the programs is designed to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the age group.
Contact Camp Bethel for yearly camp schedules.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - More Info
Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (606) 248-2817
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 the wilderness of Kentucky. Both the North and the South vied for control of the Cumberland Gap during the Civil war.
Today the park consists of approximately 20,000 acres and 70 miles of hiking trails. There are numerous scenic and historic features in the park and ranger led programs are offered throughout the year including tours of Gap Cave and the historic Hensley Settlement.