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.Plan your Grayson Highlands State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Abingdon using our Abingdon travel route planner .
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Grayson Highlands State Park Reviews
What a beautiful trail. Saw around 7 ponies. Kids enjoyed climbing the rocks. This is a unique area....almost looked like a diff part of the country. We will be back when we can spend more time. more »
What a great State Park. We had read about the hiking and scenery and it was all true. Great trails, great ponies and it is as easy or hard as you want it to be. I would absolutely recommend visiting ... more »
I live in Marion Va..was a resident of Whitetop for 17 years..I go over often. These are some photo sessions ive done here. more »
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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