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GRINDSTONE, VA

Photo: GRINDSTONE
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Grindstone Campground is tucked in the Fairwood Valley among pastures and wooded hillsides. The surrounding Mount Rogers National Recreation Area provides endless opportunities for fun and relaxation in the nature setting.

Natural Features:

At 3,800 feet, Grindstone is surrounded by mixed hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendrons. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area spans 200,000 acres of National Forest, with four wildlife-rich wilderness areas.

Recreation:

The area offers excellent hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting. Recommended hiking trails include the Mount Rogers Trail at 7.5 miles and the Whispering Waters Nature Trail at 0.6 miles.

Several streams pass by just beyond the campground, with trout fishing available in abundance.

The campground boasts a water play area in the creek, an amphitheater, a playground and volleyball courts to entertain families.

Facilities:

Grindstone offers nearly 50 reservable sites for both tent and RV camping. Flush toilets, showers and a dump station create a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

The Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, which traverses more than 50 miles with views of forestland and open rural countryside, is accessible nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Site
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Campfire Programs
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Scenic Drive
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • All sites are first-come, first-serve outside of the reservation season
  • Entrance gate is locked at 10 p.m.
  • There is a fee for day-use visitors
  • Click here for more information on George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.68694, -81.54111
36°41'13"N, 81°32'28"W

From Troutdale, Virginia, take exit 45 to Highway 16 south. Continue for 17 miles, then turn right onto Highway 603. After 6 miles turn left into the Grindstone Campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GRINDSTONE
1946 Laurel Valley Road
Troutdale  VA  24378

Phone Number:

Project Office: (276)388-3983
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