Imagine a pristine Appalachian mountain paradise where the people are friendly and the pace of life is unhurried. Imagine a landscape largely undeveloped where natural amenities and the opportunities for recreation are limitless. Imagine over 300 square miles with NO RED LIGHTS! Welcome to Craig County, Virginia
WARNING: Online maps and GPS mapping software is notoriously inaccurate in Craig County. Please be sure to double check your destination and directions against other reliable sources, and preferably use written directions from a trusted source to navigate to your destination in Craig County.
Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia in a region known as the Virginia’s Western Highlands, Craig County is an enormous playground criss-crossed by Virginia Scenic Byways which wind from historic New Castle through the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest and past acres of beautiful farmland.
The more than 112,000 acres of National Forest in Craig County offer visitors an unparalleled opportunity to engage in a wide variety of outdoor adventures from fishing, hunting, birding, and primitive camping to hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Craig County is within a day’s drive of most of the American East Coast and is conveniently accessed via Interstate 81 north of Roanoke, Virginia.
We are hopeful that you will find this website to be a handy guide to the attractions of Craig County and we are confident that you will find ample opportunity to enjoy not only the natural wonders but also Craig County’s unique lodging, local food and culture and homemade crafts.
c/o Craig County Administrator’s Office
PO Box 308
New Castle, VA 24127Phone: 540/864-5010