Campgrounds and cabins are located throughout the recreation area. Choose your overnighting venue of choice and you can extend your visit.
BEARTREE CAMPGROUND - Elevation 3,400 feet
This heavily wooded, secluded, clean campground is located in the upper end of the Straight Fork Valley in a forest of evergreens and hardwoods. The sites are average in size but are completely separated by thickets of rhododendron. Bathhouses, complete with hot showers, are never far from any campsite. Beartree Lake complements the campground.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, swimming, paddling, mountain biking
COMERS ROCK CAMPGROUND - Elevation 3,800 feet
This high country campground lies on the shoulder of Iron Mountain, in the lesser-traveled east end of the national recreation area. The small campground is named for a nearby outcrop on Iron Mountain, where there are stellar views of Cripple Creek valley to your north and the Elk Creek valley to your south. But this camping experience is about more than views: It is quiet experience in an intimate camp.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, mountain biking
GRINDSTONE CAMPGROUND - Elevation 3,600 feet
Grindstone is a well-kept, well-maintained campground in a northern hardwood forest at the base of the Mount Rogers high country. A large flat at the upper end of the Laurel Creek is the setting for this shady old time camping area. Mount Rogers lies directly to the south and the Iron Mountains are to the north. Outdoor enthusiasts cannot help but like this place, as there are more than ample trails all around this high valley.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, wilderness exploration
HURRICANE CAMPGROUND - Elevation 2,800 feet
Located in the naturally attractive flat at the confluence of Comers Creek and Hurricane Branch, Hurricane Campground was improved, yet has only 27 campsites and thus cannot get that “campground city” aura so often felt in bigger camping grounds. Yet is does have hot showers and flush toilets.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, relaxing
RACCOON BRANCH CAMPGROUND - Elevation 2,800 feet
Access is a big drawing card at Raccoon Branch, however, some may consider VA 16 too close to the campground -- cars can be heard and seen. However, the small size of the campground, with a good mix of sun and shade, makes for a pleasing experience, whether you are roasting hot dogs over the fire, fishing Raccoon Branch or hiking up to Dickey Knob.
Recreation Opportunities: Scenic driving, hiking, fishing
RAVEN CLIFF CAMPGROUND - Elevation 2,150 feet
The forest service did well in purchasing this slice of the Cripple Creek Valley, home of historic Raven Cliff iron furnace. Here, bluffs border one side of the large watercourse, while on the other side a partly forested hill rises to overlook the bluffs across the way. The campsites are well dispersed from one another, resulting in more than adequate campsite privacy.
Recreation Opportunities: Fishing, paddling, historic study
HUSSY MOUNTAIN HORSE CAMP - Elevation 2,900 feet
This smallish equestrian campground is set in the heavily wooded valley of East Fork. Hussy Mountain is in the lesser-used east end of the recreation area, yet is near a host of horse trails.
Recreation Opportunities: Horseback riding, fishing, hiking
FOX CREEK HORSE CAMP - Elevation 3,500 feet
This roadside equestrian camp is a fine base for horseback riders heading to the high country. The problem with this campground is, well, the campground itself. It is no raging beauty and can become a mud hole after rainy periods. It is also directly alongside VA 603, which makes for a potentially noisy and less than rustic experience.
Recreation Opportunities: Horseback riding, fishing, scenic driving
A fun lodging possibility at Mount Rogers is staying in a cabin. This way you can enjoy the outdoor activities of your choice, then retire to a mountain cabin. Choose from two different cabins -- Blue Springs Gap Cabin and Sunrise Cabin.
BLUE SPRINGS GAP CABIN - Elevation 3,650 feet
Located near Hale Lake, the cabin offers good views from the mountaintop location. The 900-square foot cabin has a large wrap around porch. It has three bedrooms and occupancy size is eight people. There is electricity, a flush toilet, stove and refrigerator, however, no shower or drinking water. A fireplace provides heat.
Recreation Opportunities: Fishing, hiking, scenic driving, wilderness study
SUNRISE CABIN - Elevation 2,600 feet
The Sunrise Cabin is the newer of the two getaways. This four-bedroom cabin of 2,500 square feet is a little more civilized. Located in the eastern end of the recreation area, has water, electricity and refrigerator. It also has a big fireplace, large yard and a big porch with great views. The capacity is 8 people. Situated near the New River, it offers water and land based recreation.
Recreation Opportunities: Horseback riding, paddling, scenic driving, hiking