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Located near the New River in Wythe County, Austinville is a quiet rural retreat. This community is near some pawtastic state parks and other recreational opportunities. If you need veterinary care for your pooch, you'll find an animal hospital in Woodlawn, about 14.6 miles south of here.
Plan an outdoor adventure about 21 miles northwest of here at Crystal Springs Recreation Area. The 1,800-acre property offers three trails, picnic facilities, and camping areas. Spend the day exploring, or stay for the night. Dogs can join you if they're on a leash and you pick up their waste.
You and Fido can really "ruff" it at Raven Cliff Recreation Area, located about 11.7 miles west of town. This facility has a picnic area, day use section, and primitive campsites. Hike through the woods along Cripple Creek with your furry pal or play in the open fields. Dogs are allowed to join you if they're under control and on a leash.
Another spot to take your canine companion camping is Lake Ridge RV Resort, about 16 miles east of town in Hillsville. This facility includes pet-friendly cabins and RV sites. Dogs on a leash are welcome in designated areas of the campground.
The historic town of Austinville offers access to a range of pet-friendly outdoor activities.
The town of Austinville is a primarily residential area with single-family homes, an elementary school, and a limestone quarry. Walk by the New River or take your pup out on the water here. A furrific site to take your fur baby in this area is Austin Memorial State Park. This riverside facility includes a boat ramp, open space, and a memorial to Steven Fuller Austin. Take some time to learn a little history in a beautiful setting. Dogs are permitted to join you here, provided that they're restrained on a leash and under your control. Make sure you clean up any waste while you're visiting.
Ivanhoe is about a 6.9-mile drive from Austinville. This rural community includes farms, private residences, and some small businesses. Here, you can take your fur baby for a walk along country roads. If you're looking for a furrific place to go hiking or jogging with your special pal, connect to the New River Trail. This 57-mile greenway passes through town. Follow the river on the abandoned railroad path and enjoy scenic views of the river. Dogs can join you if they're on a leash that's no longer than six feet. Bring water and waste bags with you for your outing.
Located about nine miles north of town, the community of Fort Chiswell is a rural area with single-family homes, some hotels, and a historic landmark. Visit The Mansion at Fort Chiswell to learn about life in the 1800s. If you're looking for a spot to go camping with your special pal, head four miles west to the Wytheville KOA Campground. This facility includes pet-friendly cabins, RV hook-ups, and tent sites. Go hiking on trails here with your fur baby, or let Fido can get some off-leash play time in the dog park that's here. Make sure to keep your pup on a leash in the rest of the camp.
Max Meadows is about 10.4 miles north of Austinville. This rural village includes some churches, a few farms, single-family homes, and an elementary school. Here, you and your furry pal can take a hike along country roads. If you want to plan a getaway with your four-footed friend, head 4.2 miles southeast to Pioneer Village Campground off Lee Highway. This 52-acre facility is located by Reed Creek. Bring your pole and go fishing with Spot by your side. You can also take advantage of hiking trails in the area. Dogs on a leash can join you as long as you pick up after them.
Just 5.1 miles northeast of Austinville, you'll find Shot Tower State Park. This ten-acre historical site is located in a rural setting by the New River. There are some farms, an elementary school, and single-family homes nearby. Climb the 75-foot tower for stunning views of the countryside. You'll find a gazebo, some tables, and open space here. Enjoy a picnic by the river with your furry pal at this park. Dogs on a leash up to six feet long can accompany you on the grounds but not in the buildings. Make sure you have waste bags so that you can clean up any droppings.
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