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Great Channels of Virginia Nature Area Preserve

GENERAL GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW WHEN VISITING NATIONAL AND STATE FORESTS AND PARKS AND NATURAL AREA PRESERVES:
• Communicate. Be sure someone knows where you plan to visit and when to expect your return.
• Abide by all posted rules and regulations.
• Practice Safety: Don't behave recklessly.
• Completely extinguish camp fires.
• Don’t Litter. Take all of your trash with you when you leave and dispose of it properly.
• Don’t pick, dig-up, or remove plants or wildflowers – it’s against the law.
• Don't feed or antagonize animals.
• Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs and memories.


The Great Channels of Virginia Nature Area Preserve is situated within the Channels State Forest that straddles Washington and Russell counties in far southwest Virginia. Beyond a physical description of sandstone chasms spanning in excess of 30 acres more than 4,000 feet atop Clinch Mountain, words cannot adequatley describe the "Channels". The Great Channels of Virginia are enchanting, magical, spiritual. Once you've been there you'll want to return again, and again, and again...
Beartown Mountain viewed from Hayters Knob on Clinch/Brumley Mountain.jpg
Beartown Mountain viewed from Hayters Knob on Clinch/Brumley Mountain.jpg
Cabin on Hayter's Knob with cloud covered Rich Mountain in the background.jpg
Cabin on Hayter's Knob with cloud covered Rich Mountain in the background.jpg
Charles Kennedy at the Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Charles Kennedy at the Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Clinch Sandstone at the Channels.jpg
Elevation 4208 ft painted on Hayters Knob firetower.jpg
Elevation 4208 ft painted on Hayters Knob firetower.jpg
Fall foliage above Channels entrance.jpg
Fall foliage above Channels entrance.jpg
Fire Tower - Looking up from below.JPG
Fire Tower - Looking up from below.JPG
Fire Tower.JPG
Fire Tower.JPG
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Great Channels of Virginia.jpg
Hayter's Knob Cabin and Fire Tower.jpg
Hayter's Knob Cabin and Fire Tower.jpg
Hayter's Knob Cabin.jpg
Hayter's Knob Cabin.jpg
Hayter's Knob Fire Tower.jpg
Hayter's Knob Fire Tower.jpg
Illuminated Fern at the Great Channels of Virginia.JPG
Illuminated Fern at the Great Channels of Virginia.JPG
Rhododendron and weather etched sandstone.jpg
Rhododendron and weather etched sandstone.jpg
Erroded sandstone.JPG
Erroded sandstone.JPG
Ice melting in the Channels.JPG
Ice melting in the Channels.JPG
Tree growing among moss and sandstone.JPG
Tree growing among moss and sandstone.JPG
View west atop the Channels.JPG
View west atop the Channels.JPG