Comers Rock Campground

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Description

Elevation: 3779 ft.
This small campground offers 10 camping units with parking and picnic tables. Several trails run through Comers Rock Campground, including Little Dry Run Trail, the extensive Iron Mountain Trail, and Unaka Nature Trail. This campground sits amidst old-growth mature hardwood forests interspersed with rocky outcrops. Representative eastern hardwood breeding birds are common here, including wood thrush, and eastern wood-pewee. In addition, scarlet tanager, cedar waxwing, black-throated green and hooded warblers can be seen flitting through the limbs. A scenic overlook can be accessed by a short hike from the campground, or by driving west of the campground area to the base of the overlook just down the road (on FR 57). The overlook offers a picturesque view of Elk Creek Valley. In the summer, turkey vulture soar on thermals at eye-level. This can be prime spot for viewing broad-winged hawks during fall migration.

Directions

From Raven Cliff Karst Area, return west on Rt. 619 for 6.5 miles to US 21. Turn left and follow US 21 south 4.3 miles to FR 57. Turn right on FR 57 and continue west for 3.7 miles to Comers Rock Campground. (CAUTION: FR 57 is a winding dirt road that should not be driven in low clearance vehicles after wet weather. It is also dangerous when snow covered.)

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: US Forest Service Mount Rogers National Recreation Area District Office, 276-783-5196, sm.fs.mrnra@usda.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Daily, sunrise-sunset; admission fee for camping

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Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Camping
  • Fee
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms