This mountail setting on the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for stopping to enjoy the great outdoors with delightful scenery while you enjoy a hearty picnic meal. Many picnic tables are available with outdoor grills. There are walking areas nearby, including the Groundhog Mountain observation tower (built to resemble an old tobacco barn). The elevation at Groundhog Mountain is 3,035 ft). A restroom facility is available. This location is located north of Interstate 77 (Fancy Gap Exit) at Milepost 188.8. Just south of the picnic area is the Pilot Mountain Scenic Overlook. Carroll County offers 30 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.