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Explore Park

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Roanoke County's Explore Park is located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The park's 1100 acres provide nature lovers the opportunity to enjoy nature’s beauty and wildlife while hiking, riding a mountain bike, or just strolling through the area. Explore over 14 miles of walking and mountain biking trails, all open to the public at no charge. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the Roanoke River can be accessed at the Park’s Rutrough Point at the end of Rutrough Road, or along River Walk Trail. Take a hike through the park's historic area to see dozens of reconstructed buildings reflecting the history of southwest virginia from the 1800's through the early 20th century.

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Directions
  • Directions: Roanoke County's Explore Park is located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission Rates: $0
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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  • Additional Information: Hours listed here are for Visitor Center seasonal operation (April - October). Park is open dawn to dusk.
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Accommodations
  • Miles to airport: 11
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  • Total Number of Rooms: 11
  • Pet Policy: Some cabins/yurts are pet friendly
  • Points of Interest Nearby: Located within Explore Park, home to Treetop Quest aerial adventure course, Twin Creeks Brewpub, 14 miles of hiking/biking trails and river frontage.
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  • Additional Information: Don's Cab-Inns Campground at Explore Park offers small pod-cabins, yurts and RV spaces
Recreation
  • Additional Information: Explore Park is home to Treetop Quest aerial adventure course, a disc golf course, seasonal river tubing, and 14 miles of hiking/biking trails.
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open (Visitor Center closed M-Tu in Winter)
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  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Aerial Adventure, Disc Golf
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open (Visitor Center closed M-Tu in Winter)
  • Wednesday Hours: Open

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Explore Park
56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd
Roanoke, VA 24014
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