Tourism Office

Address: 129 Davis Street

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8003

Email:  wcrawford@graysoncountyva.gov

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Grayson County Outfitters

The Grayson Highlands General Store & Inn is the closest store and motel to Grayson Highlands State Park.  The store is located on the first floor, which also has a restaurant, fuel, ice cream shop and plenty of supplies for your vacation experience.  Grayson Highlands General Store & Inn offers the serenity of Wilson Creek and the convenience of the adventurous New River.  There's quick access to the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area and the Virginia Creeper Trail.  Visit the website to learn more and come stay with us in the Grayson Highlands of Virginia!

In business since 2015, Paddle Yax Kayaks, offers the highest possible value in all of their kayak and accessory lines.  The kayak retailer offers fishing and recreational kayaks from both Vibe Kayaks and NuCanoe.  They also have a large selection of accessories from YakAttack, YakGear and Liberty Mountain. Paddleyax Kayaks, located at 112 E. Main St. in Independence, VA.,  is a veteran-owned business.  For more info., call 276-237-7148 or email paddleyax@gmail.com.

New River Campground, Canoeing and Kayaking is a full-service Canoe, Kayak, Tube rental and outfitting service located right on the New River, at 3745 New River Parkway; just 4 miles from Independence, Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about New River Campground Canoeing and Kayaking or call 276-773-3412.

We will help you ride the Virginia Creeper Trail from Whitetop to Damascus/Abingdon or the other way around! We are a full-service bike rental and outfitting service that is located at 16153 Highlands Parkway in  Whitetop, Virginia. Experience the Virginia Creeper Trail with the best outfitter on the mountain!  For more info., call 276-388-3056.

New River Trips, LLC, offers New River guided fly fishing float trips and spin fishing float trips near Galax, Hillsville, Radford, Independence, Pearisburg and Blacksburg. This company generally fishes 8 sections on the Upper New River and 5 sections on the Lower New River, all while using a 14-foot raft. This is their ninth season of professional guiding. A 6-hour trip costs $220 for one angler (or adult and one youth up to 14), or $280 for 2 anglers.  A full day, 8+ hour trips, will range from $270 for one angler (or adult and one youth to age 14), to $340 for 2 anglers. No deposit is required for these trips. Just tell us what day you want to fish and it is a gentleman's agreement to fish that day.  Enjoy our catch and release fishing experience today! Reserve your trip today by calling 276-236-5492, 276-235-2514 or emailing newrivertrips@gmail.com.

Brush Creek Yachts, located at 2725 Turkey Knob Road in Fries, VA.,  specializes in wooden boats and Melonseed Skiffs. Whether it's the creation of a new rowing dory, the restoration of a seasoned Chris Craft runabout, the assembly of a Melonseed Skiff or a replication of a naval war vessel; Brush Creek Yachts produces virtually everything that's made out of wood and floats. For more info., email info@BrushCreekYachts.com.

New River Kayak & Bike Shuttles, located in Independence, VA. We offer several "Launch/take-out" locations in Mouth of Wilson, Independence, Galax, and Pulaski for your convenience while out on the water.  Let us help you with the logistics of your next New River navigation.  The New River Shuttle Service will take worry and uncertainty out of your vacation planning process and leave you with an eased and relaxing state of mind!  For more info., call 276-768-9345.

New River Outdoor Adventures is a full-service outfitting business located at 5785 Fries Road in Galax, VA. The shop is located directly on the New River Trail, and close to the New River.  This outfitter rents canoes, kayaks, tubes and can also provides a shuttle service for many different levels of floating on the New River. Bike Rentals are also available to enjoy a picture perfect day on the scenic New River Trail. Hunting and fishing licenses are also available. Call 276-237-TUBE or stop in for your outdoor supplies today!

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