Located atop the magnificent Blue Ridge Plateau in southwestern Virginia, Floyd is a haven of nature beauty. Hike to the panoramic view atop Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, kayak and fish along the LIttle River, Hike or cycle along 40-miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway or zipline through the forests!
Time for an Adventure Road Trip To Floyd!
On the Water in Floyd
Little River adventure outfitting company is open for the 2021 season! Kayak, canoe, tube, fish - and chill on the gentle Little River
Best to make reservation first online at onthewaterinfloyd.com/ (540) 838-1877
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
One of the most significant natural areas in Virginia. Buffalo Mountain boasts an amazing 13 rare plant occurences, 3 rare animal occurences, and 6 significant natural communities. The combination of high-elevation (3,971 feet), wind-exposed openings at the summit make it unlike any place else in the Commonwealth.
Public access facilities consist of a 10-car gravel parking area, portable toilet, information kiosk, interpretive signs and three hiking trails. www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/natural-area-preserves/buffalo
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Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County
Floyd County boasts near 40 miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway where you can enjoy hiking, cycling, and leisure road trips (MP 161.1-176.1). Visit the town of Floyd at MP 165.
On the parkway in Floyd enjoy the historic Mabry Mill, Rocky Knob Recreation Area with trails, campground and Visitor Center info here , Rock Castle Gorge and Smart View Recreation Area info here
Hiking options in Floyd County - on Parkway and in County
Check out our List of hiking options around Floyd County Hiking Trails
Floyd County is a cycle-friendly community - with opportunities for cycling along the Blue Ridge Parkway and scenic county back roads - both paved and gravel. Self-serve Cycle repair station downtown Floyd and soon at Tuggles Gap.
More info about our county Cycle Guide, events and cycling community at Cycle Floyd page
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines is home to Southwest Virginia's biggest and best zipline! Located just 1 mile off the Parkway in the shadow of Buffalo Mountain
Buffalo Mountain Adventures – Guided Scenic Tours
Floyd Family Campground (formerly Chantilly Farm)
2697 Franklin Pike, Floyd VA 24091 540-808-4984
Chantilly Farm is a campground and outdoor events venue located in the picturesque mountains of Floyd, VA
Enjoy hiking trails, disco golf and mountain biking on site.
Daddy Rabbit's Campground
2015 Union School Rd. SW, Willis VA 24380 540-789-4150
A great place for just plain old relaxation.
Near Buffalo Mountain Area Preserve and just 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway!