Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson

#14 of 72 in Nature in Virginia
This mountain park is next to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in the Jefferson National Forest. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965. Pets are allowed in the park but not allowed inside public facilities including the bathhouses, visitor center and office.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We loved the few hours we spend in Grayson Highlands State Park. The entry area and roads within the park are meticulously maintained, making for gorgeous natural scenery. The approach to the Park is ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    This park has beautiful views and many trails to hike. The scenery is stunning and worth the climb to the top  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Hiked Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit then to elk gardens. Hiking massie gap approach is the way to go. More ponies better views and both are about 4 miles 1 way. Awesome state park!!!  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    Amazing views, terrain from rolling hills, winding streams, sunny medows to clifftops. Wild ponies and nature in all her glory. The best park in VA hands down. Worth the trip and park fee every time, all year round. But beware the highlands makes her own weather so plan ahead and come prepared. What my be cold winds 20 minutes down the road could be a gale force sleet storm in the highlands.
  • June 29, 2017
    Grayson Highlands has fantastic hiking opportunities for connecting to the Appalachian Trail. The trails within the park are nice and relatively lightly travelled from what I could tell. Facilities were all clean and well kept. Lots of RVs in the campground, which is neither a good nor a bad thing. Rates for a site are okay, but I think I will just go backcountry next time. Get on the trails and you are essentially guaranteed to see wild ponies. Love it!
  • June 6, 2017
    Beautiful State Park. Has a wonderful hidden waterfall, but the main attraction is the ponies (obviously). We drove up from Charlotte for an overnight stay. Hiked through the park and a few miles onto the AT. We had an awesome view of the surrounding mountains, and a nice sunset. We were lucky enough to have a few ponies with their new foal come through as we were pitching our tent.
  • June 26, 2017
    Awesome view points and some high quality rock quality. Really great camping as well. We met so many nice people, it was a great experience.
  • May 15, 2017
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Such a breathtaking place! Came up for the Easter Egg hunt, which was a blast, and stayed for a guided pony hike which did not dissappoint. The staff was outstanding, educated and informed, and very patient with all the children. Cannot wait to come,back for another, longer, visit!

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