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With so much to offer in Scott County, it would take you more than a month to fully explore this scenic county.  Whether you are looking for nice and easy or an adventure, you can find both in the great outdoors.  And there is generally a music event, festival or planned outdoor activity throughout the year so you’ll never get bored.  We proudly extend you an invitation to come Explore Scott County. Don’t be surprised if you decide to extend that visit to a lifetime….


From history, to outdoor adventure, to family-friendly, Scott County has several itineraries to fit your needs.  For custom-designed itineraries, feel free to contact Scott County Tourism.


Scott County’s Wedding Venues offer a variety of unique settings ranging from a modern barn, located in beautiful Hunter’s Valley, to scenic vistas at Natural Tunnel State Park and the Scott County Golf Course, to a Mediterranean-style villa on the Holston River, to a beautiful log cabin also on the Holston, to the world-famous Carter Family Fold. 


Our visitor’s guide will lead your through all the great things Scott County has to offer!


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Featured Activities

Little Stony Falls–Hanging Rock Trailhead

Highlights:  24 foot high waterfall, scenic views of deep gorges, lush cove hardwood forest. Length:  six miles round trip, three miles to the falls. Difficulty:  Moderate Directions to Trailhead:  Take Route 72 north out of Dungannon toward...

High Knob Recreation

Intro Your first thought about the High Knob Recreation Area may be, why aren’t more people here? The highest campground in Southwest Virginia is an excellent place to find cooler temperatures in the summer. But its small size (only 14 campsites are available) and...

Creation Kingdom Zoo

Unique interactive personal encounters with some of the worlds rarest animals Creation Kingdom Zoo is situated on 12 acres of sloping land in Snowflake, Va., just a few miles outside of Gate City. In addition to Bella, the white Bengal tiger, visitors to the zoo can...

Carter Family Fold

The Carter Family Fold and Museum offers families a retreat to bluegrass music. The "Fold," as it is affectionately called, is operated to honor the famous Carter Family --- A.P., Sara, and Maybelle --- pioneers in country music. Today, Saturday concerts highlight the...

Mann Farms

11005 Veteran's Memorial ParkwayFt. Blackmore, Virginia 24250 Open: May thru OctoberDaily: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.276-995-1000A certified Virginia Century Farm Local produce farm selling strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, corn, and a variety of produce....

Bear Rock Trail

Bear Rock Trail — This short but stunning hike gives you sweeping views across Little Stony Creek Gorge.  Highlights: stunning views, hawks and other raptors Length: 0.5 miles (round trip) Difficulty: easy to moderate Trailhead: To reach the Bear Rock...

Chief Benge Scout Trail

Chief Benge Scout Trail (CBST) is a good overnight backpacking opportunity or hike a section. Things to see and enjoy vary from High Knob overlook, cold mountain lakes, following streams in deep gorges, and Little Stony plunge waterfall. How to get there There are...

Daniel Boone Birding Trail

This trail winds up the opposite side of Powell Mountain from the Kane Gap Trail and then joins the latter trail at Kane Gap.  The Daniel Boone Trail begins on an old gravel road, but then narrows down into a hiking trail that continues for several miles through...

Devil’s Fork Trail Loop

Highlights: rhododendron-lined creek, fossils, natural swimming hole, overnight possibilities Length: 7.2 miles round trip (optional 1.8 additional miles (or more) up one way) Difficulty: difficult Trailhead: From Ft. Blackmore, head north on Rte 619, turning left at...

Guest River Gorge

The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a state scenic river, tunneled through Stone Mountain on its way toward...