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Flagpole Knob

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About This Campground

National Forest

Forest Road 85 travels 3.6 miles to the summit of Flagpole Knob, wobbling along the top of the Alleghany Mountains following the border between Virginia and West Virginia. This high elevation access route brings the wildlife watcher into habitats not encountered elsewhere on the North River Loop of…

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  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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  • Tent Sites
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5 Reviews of Flagpole Knob

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Sydney D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2022


If you really wanna be alone this is the spot. Camped up there with just my dog and I doubt there was a single person for miles around. The sunset and sunrise views are insane. Made it up in a stock Subaru Outback. Not difficult but definitely need at least a little bit of clearance.

Month of VisitSeptember
adrian F.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Perfect overlanding spot

We had some bad weather but still loved our trip. If you know it’s going to be windy don’t camp at the peak. There’s plenty of camp spots close by with some cover from trees. Very spaced out. Everyone you run into is nice and welcoming. Recommend vehicles with some ground clearance depending on…

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Month of VisitNovember
David B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2020

Field with a view

This site requires a 4x4 vehicle with clearance.  The trail leading to and from camp can be a bit tricky for some.

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Flagpole Knob is located in Virginia


Location: Forest Rd 85A, Dayton, VA 22821 From Briery Branch Dam - travel west on Forest Road 924 for 4.5 miles to the top of the ridge, where FR 924 will intersect with Forest Rd. 85 and County Road 25. There will be three choices of roads: a hard left will take you south on FR 85 towards Reddish Knob,the middle road will take you west on West VA County Rd 25. To go to Flagpole Knob, take the right, unpaved road, which is north on Forest Rd 85. Continue 3.1 miles to a grassy opening on the right. Use caution on this road AT ALL TIMES OF THE YEAR; during winter months it may be impassable. THIS ROAD IS VERY ROUGH AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR LOW CLEARANCE VEHICLES. 4-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is recommended.


38.510096 N
79.183964 W

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