- Mount Rogers is a lovely area of the state to visit. It has many recreation opportunities for a variety of skill levels. The area has the highest peak in Virginia, yet has miles of gently rolling terrain. There are countless trout streams with camping opportunities right on the water's edge. The Virginia Creeper Trail and the New River Trail are two very popular former railroad bed trails. The elevation grade is mild yet the diverse scenery makes these two trails well known and enjoyed.
Recreation - Grayson Highlands State Park is a short drive away and offers numerous multi-use trails, a visitor center and several annual festivals.
Camping is available at the New River Campground (Thomason Loop). Navigate to New River Trail State Park - New River Campground for detailed information.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The mountainous Blue Ridge area has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The summer mountainous Blue Ridge temperatures range from below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).
This ranger district is located in southwestern Virginia. It is a little east of Interstate 81 and a little above the North Carolina state line.