Rivers and Forests

 
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Places to Visit

Appalachian Wonders Birding and Wildlife Trail
Located within the Cumberland Plateau, the Appalachian Wonders Loop is a haven for naturalists, and in particular, birders. With 24 species of...
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Backbone Rock Recreation Area
A short 10 minute drive south of Damascus is Backbone Rock Recreation Area. Backbone Rock, a solid pillar of rock which is a part of Holston Mountain...
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Bark Camp Lake
Bark Camp Lake is a 61-acre lake located in Scott County.  A beautiful lake completely surrounded by forested land, it was constructed in the mid...
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Beagle Ridge Gardens and Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center
Whether working in the garden, hiking on the trails, making an herbal craft or just sitting and watching the birds while you enjoy a cup of herbal...
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Bear Creek Reservoir (Wise Lake)
The Wise Reservoir provides the water supply for the Town of Wise. Although heavily used by anglers and picnickers, this is also a good venue for...
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Bear Tree Recreation Area
Within the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Beartree Campground family camping area has 55 single and 29 double sites with tables, flush...
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Beaver Dam Creek Trail
Part of the Mountain Warbler Trail Loop, this is a walking trail with spectacular nature scenery within the Town of Hillsville. It is situated along...
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Big Cedar Creek Trail (Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve)
Take a spectacular hike along Big Cedar Creek to Big Falls, the Pinnacle, and the Clinch River. The round trip is about four miles. The trail passes...
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Big Stone Gap Birding and Wildlife Trail
The quaint town of Big Stone Gap offers a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of early life in western Virginia -- and the chance to explore...
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Big Walker Mountain Birding and Wildlife Trail
Explore Wythe County's dynamic grasslands and breathtaking vistas on this birding and wildlife loop. Starting in the Wytheville watershed at Big...
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Birch Knob Observation Tower
Get a hawk's-eye view of five states from the Birch Knob Observation Tower. The observation deck stands at 3,144 feet above sea level and it takes...
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Blue Ridge Highlands Birding and Wildlife Trail
Most of the sites on this loop are in and around Carroll County in the Blue Ridge Highlands. Loop sites span from the New River along the Blue Ridge...
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Breaks Interstate Park
Bountiful nature, as richly colored as our mosses underfoot, our mountains on the horizon, and our sky overhead. Rivers to raft, heights to scale,...
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Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Visitors from around the world climb this mountain to share in the scenic wonders it holds, and wonder at the eons of geologic history that formed...
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Burke's Garden
Sometimes referred to as God's Thumbprint because of its view from the air, this mountain-ringed valley is 10 miles in diameter and filled with some...
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