There are 100 family sites within the campground for tents, trailers and RVs in three loops. Grindstone is located near beautiful trout streams and there are several hiking trails near the campground—including the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper Trail. Mount Rogers National Recreation Area has over 400 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, as well as numerous fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing areas throughout the recreation area. Grindstone is one of the best birding sites in the region.
Beautiful Grindstone Campground, in the scenic Fairwood Valley, sits only 2,000 feet below Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia. The campground is a mixed forest of hardwoods, hemlocks, and rhododendrons. The surrounding area boasts hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, including extremely popular Virginia Creeper Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
The campground is about 16 miles from Chilhowie, Virginia and 24 miles from the town of Marion, Virginia. Full hookups are available for host sites. Grindstone campground has several sets of hosts who share the duties.
The primary responsibilities of the Forest Service Volunteer Hosts are:
Greeting visitors and helping them get oriented to the area
Inform visitors of campground rules and regulations
Light maintenance of campground
Ash removal from fire pits/grills
Cleaning picnic tables
Opening and closing of gate each day
Hosts are expected to be on site 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays. The campground is open from mid-April to Mid-November.
Please call for more information on this great opportunity! For additional information, please contact Viviana Ruiz, Partnerships, Volunteers and Service Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or at (276) 783-5196 or (800) 628-7202.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups is available within the campground.