Rivers and Forests

 
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Places to Visit

Lover's Leap Overlook
Lover's Leap is one of several spectacular views along your journey through Patrick County. In the 1600's, the Indians inhabited the Blue Ridge...
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Lovill's Creek Lake Recreational Area
Carroll County owns this 55 acre flood control lake and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries maintains a public boat ramp. Lovill's...
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Lower New River Birding and Wildlife Trail
Grab a canoe, or borrow or rent one! How you get a canoe doesn't matter as much as where you take it... and the New River is the place. You can drop...
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Mendota Fire Tower
Up a scenic mountain road, visitors flock to the Mendota Fire Tower on the peak of the Clinch Mountain every fall to view migrating birds of prey....
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Mount Rogers Birding and Wildlife Trail
Many of the sites in the Mount Rogers Loop are within the 150,000 acres of the...
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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA) manages approximately 200,000 acres of National Forest land near Mount Rogers. Over one million visitors...
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Mountain Heritage Birding and Wildlife Trail
Historically, Tazewell County was better known for its coal and its agriculture than its wildlife, but the area's rich history and remote scenic...
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Mountain Lake Conservancy
Mountain Lake Conservancy preserves a 2,600-acre Virginia woodland playground. The MLC works closely with Mountain Lake Lodge to manage the hotel...
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Mountain Music Birding and Wildlife Trail
The New River starts deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern North Carolina and continues north. These waters flow through the heart of...
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New River
The only thing "new" about the New River is its name. It is the oldest river in North America, and the second oldest in the world, flowing from near...
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North Fork of Pound Lake Reservoir
This 154-acre lake offers fishing, boating, camping, picnicking and hiking. A picnic area overlooks the reservoir and is complete with restroom...
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Pandapas Pond Day Use Area
Pandapas Pond is a pastoral, eight-acre pond located just outside the town of Blacksburg. It sits on the Eastern Continental Divide and is surrounded...
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Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve
Towering cliffs, sheer limestone ledges, and waterfalls are but a few of the spectacular features of this preserve. Located near the confluence of...
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Poplar Gap Birding and Wildlife Trail
Poplar Gap Park is a multi-use park that offers picnic areas, restrooms, playgrounds, and ballfields. The surrounding woodlands are typically second-...
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Powell Valley Overlook
Pause on Route 23 between Norton and Big Stone Gap for this scenic panorama of the region's mountain splendor. This is quite possibly the most...
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