Grayson Highlands is the jumping off point to some of the best exploring in the East, period. Grayson Highlands and the adjoining Mount Rogers National Recreation Area are crossed by hundreds of miles of trail exploring the highest point in Virginia and some of the state’s most rugged and scenic landscapes. Note: The area is prone to extreme weather any time of year; plan accordingly

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Getting there from downtown Winston-Salem
Address: 829 Grayson Highland Lane
City: Mouth of Wilson
State: Va.
Zip: 24363
Distance: 2 hours from downtown Winston-Salem
Latitude: 36.6283
Longitude: 81.4968
No. of campsites: 69 (not including horse-specific sites)
No. with hookups: 37
No. without hookups: 32
Primitive sites: (available in adjoining Mount Rogers National Recreation Area)
Reservations? Yes. 800.933.PARK
Cost: $20 for sites without hookups, $27 for sites with
Year-round? Yes
Gate hours: None.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, backpacking