Pat Jennings Visitor Center 2024

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The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area offers unique recreation opportunities in a more than 5,000 ft. high area with large rock formations, mountain balds, and spruce-fir forests. Within Mount Rogers, there are four wilderness areas, 500 miles of trails, eleven campgrounds, three rental cabins. Beautiful scenic roads, such as the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, the road to Whitetop Mountain, and Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway offers multiple viewing destinations. Mt. Rogers is home to 60 miles of Appalachian Trail and 18 miles of the Virginia Creeper Trail. Motorcyclists and cyclists can enjoy the beautiful Iron Mountain Trail. Horseback-riders can enjoy the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, one of the marque saddle trails in the region. In addition, visitors to Mount Rogers have the opportunity to go hunting, fishing, canoeing, bird watching, wading, cross country skiing, and viewing wildlife.

The Pat Jennings Visitor Center serves as the headquarters and gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Located only 6 miles from I-81, the visitor center is in a peaceful mountain setting and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. The center is a great place to learn more about the area and pick up maps, nature guides. The US Forest Service partners with the Friends of Mount Rogers, a non-profit organization that promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. This position is responsible for the successful daily operations of the visitor center.

Start Date - 2024-09-23

End Date - 2024-11-30

Activities include: General Assistance;Visitor Information

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.


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