top of page







Wilderness Areas (38)

Wilderness Study Areas (0)

National Wildlife Refugee (1)

National Scenic Areas (3)

National Wild and Scenic Rivers (7)

Wild and Scenic River Studies (0)

National Fish Hatchery (1)

National Wetlands Inventory (?)

Latest News



@astctour Twitter List on Ecotourism 

Our YouTube Playlist on Ecotourism/Federal

How does ASTC view Sustainable Tourism?

This US Forest Service Interactive map has opportunities for wildlife viewing.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Interactive Map.

Growing Smart on High Knob

A Sustainable Recreational Blueprint for Virginia's High Knob Region

Go Birding

ASTC jealously guards the value of this word.  Ecotourism is not just about being outside.

Please go to our forum section to tell us what Ecotourism means to you.

Federal Domain Lad


Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards 

(KY, NC, TN, VA, WV)

Society for Wilderness Stewardship

Wilderness connectto learn more about The National Wilderness Preservation System.

Blue Ridge Parkway (Eco-Friendly Sites)



Heart of Appalachia

Stone Mountain Wilderness (Clinch Ranger District)

Beartown Wilderness (Tazewell County)

Blue Ridge Highlands

Raccon Branch Wilderness (Mt Rogers NRA)

Brush Mountain Wilderness (Montgomery County)

Garden Mountain Wilderness (Bland County)

Hunting Camp Creek Wilderness (Bland County)

Kimberling Creek Wilderness (Bland County)

Lewis Fork Wilderness (Grayson County)

Little Dry Run Wilderness (Mt. Rogers NRA)

Little Wilson Creek Wilderness (Grayson County)

Mt. Lake Wilderness (Giles County)

Peters Mountain Wilderness (Giles County)


Virginia Mountains

James River Face Wilderness (Bedford and Rockbridge County)


Thunder Ridge Wilderness (Bedford, Botetourt, Rockbridge County) 

Barbours Creek Wilderness (Craig County)

Brush Mountain Wilderness (Craig County)

Shawvers Wilderness (Craig County)

Mountain Lake Wilderness (Craig and Giles County)

Rich Hole Wilderness (Alleghany and Rockbridge County)

Rough Mountain Wilderness (Bath and Alleghany County)

National Scenic Areas

     Bear Creek National Scenic Area (Smyth County)

     Seng Mountain National Scenic Area (Smyth County)

     Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area (Amherst County

Southern Shenandoah Valley

West Central Virginia

West Southern Virginia

Southern WV


Big Draft Wilderness (Greenbrier County)

Spice Run Wilderness (Greenbrier County Line)

National Scenic River

Blue Stone River

Eastern KY


Beaver Creek Wilderness

Clifty Wilderness


National Scenic River

Red River

Western NC


Linville Gorge Wilderness

Middle Prong Wilderness


Shining Rock Wilderness


Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness


National Wildlife Refuge


Mountain Bogs

National Scenic River


Horsepasture River

New River (South Fork) River

Wilson Creek



Northeastern TN


Bald River Gorge Wilderness

Big Frog Wilderness

Big Laurel Branch Wilderness

Citico Creek Wilderness

Gee Creek Wilderness

Little Frog Mountain Wilderness

Pond Mountain Wilderness

Sampson Mountain Wilderness

Unaka Mountain Wilderness

Upper Bald River Wilderness

National Scenic River

Obed River

National Fish Hatchery

Erin National Fish Hatchery 


Thank you for visiting Appalachia Sustainable Tourism Collaboration!​

We hope the site helps you with your vision for your community.

bottom of page