Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure opened May 19, 2017 and welcomed its first guests to enjoy the beauty of its mountain surroundings and easy access to Spearhead Trails’ Coal Canyon Trail. Overnight and day visitors have plenty of opportunities to enjoy easy access to ATV/OHV and mountain bike riding experiences on the Coal Canyon trail.
ATV Side by Side Rentals are available and elk viewing and guided elk tours are available seasonally. Archery Tag® is also available. Other amenities, including all-season tubing and an ATV obstacle course will be added in the summer of 2017.
The first five standard cabins constructed in phase one of its development are now available for rent. Standard cabins sleep 7-10 people.
A campground with 19 full hook-up RV sites and primitive tent camping are also available. A bathhouse further complements the campground, offering showers, a vending area, laundry and restrooms for the comfort of its guests.
A 7,500-square-foot visitor center is now under construction and when complete will offer interactive wildlife displays, an observation deck featuring panoramic views of Southwest Virginia’s beautiful mountain region and more when it opens later this year.
The visitor center will also feature an artisan/heritage area to highlight area arts and crafts, a consignment area, gift shop and banquet/event room. It will also serve as a location for visitors to secure ATV permits to ride the Spearhead Trails, including Coal Canyon. The permits are currently available on site in the campground office.
- Elk Viewing
- Spearhead Trails Permit
- ATV Rentals
- Snow Tubing