Join Our Celebration!


During 2016 the Friends of Mount Rogers and the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area of the United States Forest Service celebrated the 50th anniversary of this premier outdoor attraction. The actual anniversary date was May 31, 2016.

This web site was used to provide information about the celebration and events connected with the anniversary. The web site will continue to be available for several months to provide links to pages with information about recreational opportunities in the National Recreation Area.

  • If you have questions about the National Recreation Area, you can send us an email at or phone M-F 800-628-7202 or 276-783-5196.
  • The promotional video for the 50th Anniversary is still available and provides a great overview of the National Recreation Area. Watch the VIDEO. 
  • Check out the new “50 Things To Do In The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.” Details on the Events page.