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High Knob Recreational Area

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Absolutely beautiful

This place is amazing its so pretty. Great for picture taking of coarse there's no leaves on trees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Selina L
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Beautiful and easy!

Beautiful view and easy to get the the lookout tower! Anyone and everyone can enjoy this beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Pikeville, Kentucky
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Clinch Ranger District Jefferson National Forest, Wise, VA 24293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing its so pretty. Great for picture taking of coarse there's no leaves on trees this time of yr but it is still beautiful. The road up is steep and curvy so be safe we were fortunate enough not to pass anyone....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Selina L
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view and easy to get the the lookout tower! Anyone and everyone can enjoy this beautiful view!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

It is sad that more people don't notice what we have right in our backyard, it is beautiful and relaxing and a great place to just hang out, camp or picnic!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank veronicahurt
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The drive up and down the mountain is a little nerve-wracking if you're not used to that terrain, but it is well worth it. The view from the observation tower is spectacular, plenty of parking at the top. Coming back down the mountain, we went...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

If you are looking for a restaurant you need to go to the Breaks which is about 70 miles from High Knob. If you are looking for beauty, quiet, a place to camp or a place to cook out then High Knob is your place....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous 360 degree view from the top of the observation tower. Gently sloping paved path up to it; no stairs required. Beautiful wild flowers along the paths. Decent parking area. A quick stop on the same road up to Flag Rock Recreation Area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RachelM617
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I had never been here before, but WILL be back again to explore even more of the place. The trails were well marked and everything was well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Chuck S
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Outdoor activities at its best, picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing and a chance to see Bigfoot or as the locals call him Woodbooger. The observation tower at the top of the mountain is a great place for some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tomcat48
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Words can't describe the recreational opportunities that abound in this area. It is nature at its best! Proud of the work the US Forest Service is doing with this natural resource area. Great job!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dan p
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited at the end of our work week with the Appalachian Service Project. The countless switchbacks on the mountain made the trip up very exciting but the view is amazing. Even on a hazy July day you could see miles and miles in every...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Mary D
August 27, 2018|
Response from Patty S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the water issues in the campground, we just drove up and back down. sorry
March 14, 2018|
Response from Poor_teacher | Reviewed this property |
The weather in April is usually in the low 60's and dogs are allowed.