Rugged Dickenson County is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The county has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the eastern United States. The county’s amazing terrain offers fabulous opportunities for recreation.
One example of this is the John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir. The Dam offers three campgrounds, five boat ramps, picnic areas, fishing, hiking, hunting, boating, swimming and picnic shelters. During the first four weekends in October, water is released into the Russell Fork River. This provides challenging rapids for rafting and kayaking, ranging in class from three to five plus.
For hikers and equestrians, the Cumberland & Pine Mountain Riding and Hiking Trail spans 28 miles from the Breaks Interstate Park to Pound Gap near Pound, Virginia. From this trail, you can enjoy a beautiful scenery of mountain crests from Virginia and Kentucky.
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