Other Regional Recreation Information

In addition to the resources and facilities of the Botetourt County Department of and Recreation and Facilities, the region offers many recreational opportunities …

Please explore the new Botetourt County Tourism site for additional information.


(see also Natural Resources section below)



Fishing and Boating

Hiking and Birding



Natural Resources

Opportunities for: bicycling, camping, fishing, hang gliding, hiking, hunting, photography, picnicking  (see also Activities section above)

Appalachian Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway

National Forests and Parks

The Jefferson National Forest and the George Washington National Forest have over 70,000 acres in three Ranger Districts in Botetourt County. The National Forests make up 22 percent of the county’s land area.

The Jefferson provides most of the National Forest in the county. The Glenwood Ranger District oversees national forest in the northeastern part of the county, while the Eastern Divide Ranger District manages the National Forest in the southern and western parts of the county. The James River Ranger District manages the George Washington National Forest in the northern part of the county.

The forests have two camping and picnicking areas in Botetourt, one on Roaring Run in the Eastern Divide District off Rt. 615 and Rt. 621 northwest of Eagle Rock, and the other on North Creek east of Buchanan in the Glenwood District off Rt. 614 and Rt. 618.

Maps and information about trails, camping, picnicking, fishing, forest roads, horse trails, etc. are available from each of the District Ranger offices: