A Network of Destinations
Having a backyard comparable to a national park means having a network of fantastically scenic, private destinations, right outside your front (or back) door. Varying in size and vocation, some of our parks are tiny clearings created to share a spectacular view; others are naturally covered areas perfect for setting up camp; while others are large grassy green spaces that invite all manner of activity, from picnicking to pick-up games of football. As the community grows, so will our network of parks.
Located directly across from the Watson Gap Pavilion, this small ‘pocket park’ provides a small grassy area on which to relax, read a book, have a picnic, or fly a kite. Its close proximity to the Pavilion makes it a natural spill-over destination for community gatherings and events.
Top View Park
Located right at the entrance to the community across from our Gatehouse, this small scenic area gives new arrivals the first opportunity to take in our signature top-of-the-world community views.
Slow down as you near the 3-mile mark on the BRMC parkway, and pull over into this little green space to take in one of the most significant views on the property. Facing almost due south, uninterrupted valley views with mountain ranges disappearing into the distance make this a postcard-perfect, signature landscape of pure Blue Ridge Mountain magic.
Dugger 360 Park
As its name implies, the staggering panoramic that defines this small park is located just beyond the Community Overlook, and gives you the opportunity to step out into the clouds. Property views of Dugger Valley, Little Horton, and Laurel Valley bleed into landmarks beyond, like Elk Mountain, Snake Knob, and into Tennessee. Though not the highest point on the property, this park is one of the few where you can see forever in all directions.
Upper Dugger Park
At the headwaters of Dugger Creek lies a beautiful wooded area you can easily drive to. Here, where two springs come together to form Dugger Creek, this scenic park deep within the valley offers a relatively gentle, stream-side hike along the Dugger Creek Trail. A great spot to set off on a short backpack excursion, there are dozens of places within one to three miles in either direction to set up camp and experience total immersion in nature.
Lower Dugger Park
A unique site within the property, this park is home to an old Boy Scout camp, long since abandoned, yet still featuring the original tin roof pavilion with cooking fire pit. Directly adjacent to a stream, this campsite park is easily accessible by UTV or 4WD vehicles, and is within a tenth of a mile from the base of Dugger Falls.
Elk Creek Park
Adjacent to BRMC’s back entrance gate, Elk Creek Park is extremely accessible by all manner of vehicle including a family sedan. Its rustic, large areas are excellent for communal camping experiences with multiple families or groups friends. Directly adjacent to Elk Creek and another small fishing pond near the lower gate, make this park ideal for extended fishing excursions.
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