Vist any one of our beautiful parks on a starry night and be amazed by how much brighter the stars shine in Grayson County. All you'll need is a blanket to sit on and we'll provide the show.

See the Stars Like 

Never Before

Come to Grayson County to view the stars from the highest peaks in Virginia, There is no light pollution in our beautiful parks, so the stars will shine brighter than you've ever seen them before. just another perk of  getting out into this beautiful wide open county.

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Park is open daily during daylight hours. The Park has a variety of playground equipment, a stage, and a beautiful view of the river.  Musical events, festivals, concerts and a farmers market are held at the Park during the year,  including the Festival by the River every October, and the Henry Whitter Festival every May. 
The Town Park also adjoins the New River Trail parking area and a public boat landing.  Reserve the park for Family Reunions, Office Gatherings, Weddings and Birthday Parties or Company Outings.

Grayson Highlands State Park is home to two major attractions, Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia, and the Wild Ponies, a small herd of beautiful ponies that roam freely in the park.  In addition to the gorgeous views, there's numerous hiking and horseback riding trails, picnicking and camping areas, and a visitor's center/museum. Plan your next vacation in the highlands today!

This recreation area offers breathtaking views from the second Highest peak in Virginia. With an elevation of 5,520ft, you will be able to see the beautiful Appalachian mountains for miles. When you visit Grayson County, a trip to Whitetop Mountain is a must.

This recreation area offers 6 camping units with parking and picnic tables, picnic shelter and fireplace; a beautiful overlook of Elk Creek Valley is accessible in the area, as well as nearby Hale Lake (2 miles), Unaka nature trail and Little Dry Run and Iron Mountain Trails.  Although the campground is open year-round, the road to the campground is closed in the winter due to icy and hazardous conditions.

A 191,000-acre mountain recreation wonderland within the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. The area offers: hundreds of miles of hiking including a hike to the highest peak in Virginia, Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet, self-auto tours, including Whitetop Mountain with the highest road in Virginia; 7 campgrounds; 4 horse camps; 3 cabins and biking, horse back riding and cross-country ski trails; two lakes and 50 miles of streams; historic sites; wildlife viewing, and hunting.

The Matthews State Forest is open during daylight hours for hiking, biking, wildlife watching, horseback riding, and hunting.  There are nearly 8 miles of challenging mountain trails for the hiking/biking enthusiast.

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Tourism Office

Address: 107 E. Main Street 

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8002


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