National Parks / Natural World
Big Walker Lookout Wytheville
Where are we going today?
Hidden up in Wythe County in Virginia is Big Walker Lookout, and if you're looking for some amazing views and a great family experience, look no further!
Big Walker Lookout is the state's oldest privately owned scenic attraction. It's up a very high 3,045 feet above sea level, and if you love views of nature, get your cameras out because you will be seeing some pretty awesome views of the Appalachian Mountains!
You will look right out over the patterned farms of Virginia, and then untouched wilderness right next to it. If you want to be even more impressed, if you head to the observation tower you will be another 100 feet higher...if you dare! It will be like you are a bird!
Big Walker Lookout are a family owned and operated business, so they know what family's just like yours want out of a great day out! In fact, they have been giving family's happy memories since 1947. You will be part of a very old tradition!
There is a host of flora and fauna to enjoy, and it's the perfect place for those outdoor loving families with hiking and biking trails, as well as fishing and camping too!
At the Big Walker Lookout there is a Country Store filled with all those things you like, from jams and jellies. If you want to experience some of the local talents, there are over 20 artisans and crafters that have their products available all year round. (Save that pocket money!)
There are also a great number of other attraction in the area, so why not make a family day of it...and don't forget your camera...you will need it!
Isn't mother nature amazing!?
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily (6pm in the summer)
All year round, but closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
There are plenty of stores to pick up some great local foods, including the Country Store.
Any Top Tips?
Don't forget your hat, sunscreen and camera!.
Doing our bit
They really look after the locals by offering their products, and nature, so help them out by keeping the area clean too. They are a real community. .
Need a little extra help?
Have a chat before you head off about the accessibility of the trails if you wanted to get out more into nature.
Can I get one of those?
Bring that pocket money because with over 20 artisans and crafters selling their products, you might need it!.
Read up on the history of the family and the area - it's fascinating! .
What people are saying?
by Lou Miller
we went to the lookout on a dismal day, the little general store was so neat, lots of goodies to look at and buy. Made it to the top of the tower, with a lot of wind, at the top the clouds disappeared and there was a clear view all the way to Kentucky. What a great experience, this year I am taking my grand kids here for the thrill of it. If you are in the area take time to visit here. you will love it.
by Matthew Allison
Great views and a cool little country store. Definitely worth the stop off the highway!
by Richard Green
found by accident, just wandering on my Harley, what a kool place to find !!!!
by Mechele Perkins
Great ice cream, nice trip there, nice shop also