Join Our Celebration!


See the EVENTS PAGE for details of activities planned in the near future.

  • October – special Leave No Trace events.

During 2016 the Friends of Mount Rogers and the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area of the United States Forest Service are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this premier outdoor attraction. Although the actual anniversary date was May 31, 2016, the 50th Anniversary emphasis and various special activities will continue during 2016.

Make this web site your source of information about the celebration and events connected with this anniversary. Check out the following information that you will find on this web site:

  • Need to RSVP or ask a question?? We have a special email address for both. Email us at (You can also phone M-F 800-628-7202 or 276-783-5196.)
  • Visit the VIDEOS page to see a promotional video for the 50th Anniversary.
  • Check out the new “50 Things To Do In The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.” Details on the Events page.