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    The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in southwest Virginia. For over 50 years, the MRNRA has managed approximately 200,000 acres providing outstanding recreational opportunities for all!

    Explore all the MRNRA has to offer. Ride the spectacular Virginia Creeper Trail. Hike in the 5,000 acre Crest Zone featuring elevations over 4,000 feet, large rock formations, and a mixture of mountain balds and spruce-fir forests. Watch for a herd of wild, free-ranging ponies. Use this app to guide your trip along the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway.

    For those with less time, enjoy the highest elevated road in the state of Virginia leading to the summit of Whitetop Mountain! 

    The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area was established on May 31, 1966 by Public Law 89-438 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of this legislation in 2016. This National Recreation Area includes Mount Rogers, at 5,729 feet elevation, the highest mountain in Virginia. Mount Rogers is named for William B. Rogers, once the State Geologist for the State of Virginia and later the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Learn More

    See these web sites for help in planning your trip.

    The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area web site is HERE.

    The Friends of Mount Rogers operate concessions at the Visitor Center, Whitetop Station, and Greencove Station. Their web site is HERE.

    Contact Us

    Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

    3714 Highway 16

    Marion, VA 24354



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