Our Mission


The Friends of Mount Rogers is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area by supporting it and its heritage through education, cooperation, financial assistance, and volunteer service. 


Our History & Impact


Originating over 40 years ago as the Mount Rogers Interpretive Association the Friends were then organized to act as liaison between the United States Forest Serve and local citizens. Fast-forward to today and the Friends are one of the biggest contributors that stands for the preservation and advocacy to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The Friends currently operate three visitor centers (Pat Jennings, Green Cove Station, and Whitetop Station), fund several reconstruction projects, and support countless volunteers, hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts that come to enjoy and appreciate Mount Rogers. The Friends also collaborate with other local nonprofits. The Friends of Mount Rogers is an independent non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status registered with the Internal Revenue Service.