Rivers and Forests

 
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Places to Visit

Roaring Branch Trail and Bee Tunnel
Approximately 3.5-mile one-way hike through Roaring Branch Cove, a scenic area of old-growth forest above southwest Virginia's Powell River. Although...
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Rocky Knob Campground
Rocky Knob Campground has 81 tent and 28 trailer sites, restrooms and a dump station for RVs with a campfire circle that accommodates up to 150...
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Rural Retreat Lake
Rural Retreat Lake is a 90-acre impoundment owned by the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries. Located just south of the community of...
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Russell Fork River
A tributary of the Big Sandy River, the Russell Fork River is a scenic series of rapids, pools and tortuous twists. Floating World class whitewater...
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Scales Trail
The Scales is a major trailhead. The Appalachian Trail comes through...
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Shumate Falls
Fast water and big rocks are features of the New River, making it a perfect home for big smallmouth bass and flathead catfish. Shumate Falls features...
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South Holston Birding and Wildlife Trail
Straddling the border between Tennessee and Virginia, the brick red shores of South Holston Lake offer endless surprises including migrant shorebirds...
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South Holston Lake
South Holston Lake is a 7,580-acre impoundment operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Much of the reservoir is in Tennessee, but the...
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Southwest Piedmont Birding and Wildlife Trail
Crossing the Blue Ridge and descending down its eastern flank, visitors will traverse a crumple of rolling foothills; the beginning of the Piedmont....
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Spearhead Trails
Winding ATV trails, hiking and biking spots and an up and coming equestrian system makes Spearhead Trails a world-class destination with over 500...
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St. Paul Birding and Wildlife Trail
The Saint Paul Loop offers six excellent sites in proximity to the Town of St. Paul. Included in this mix are state and city lands likely to be...
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Sugar Hill Trail
Come experience this public trail system on hundreds of acres of private land located in Southwest Virginia at St. Paul. Fishing, bicycling and foot...
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Sweet Mountain Laurel Birding and Wildlife Trail
The sites on this loop are located on or near the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. The scenery is breath-taking, and each of...
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Virginia Highlands Horse Trail
The Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (orange paint blazes) stretches for over 67 miles from Highway 600 at Elk Garden to Route 94 not far from Ivanhoe...
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Wetlands Estonoa Outdoor Learning Center
Wetlands Estonoa is a student initiated, place based, service learning project in St. Paul. It is the epitome of a school/community project. Once the...
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