At an elevation of 3,800 feet, High Knob Recreation Area is the highest campground in the Clinch Ranger District of the Jefferson National Forest.
The main attraction at the site is High Knob Lake, a 4 acre cold water lake with a 300 ft. sand swimming beach. The recreation area offers many picnicking spots and a small amphitheater is located on a hillside behind the beach house. The lake is stocked and fishing is permitted with a Virginia license and a Forest Service Stamp.
Several trails can be accessed from the campground. Camping area includes 14 sites for tents and recreational vehicles (up to 16 feet long) with picnic tables, bath house with showers, and flush toilets.