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Overnight camping has finally arrived at Explore Park! Throughout the season, we'll be opening dozens of new sites all over the park. On season rates apply April through November, and off season is December through March. Why Explore Park? We're located directly adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, but only 15 minutes from downtown Roanoke's shopping and dining scene. Plus take advantage of amenities like 14 miles of hiking trails and one of Virginia's top ranked disc golf courses. Dog friendly and ADA accessible. Please request upon reservation.

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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.
Services
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
Accommodations
  • Miles to airport: 11
  • Coffeemaker:
  • Gift Shop:
  • 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
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • 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