A 7,500-square-foot visitor center is now under construction at Southern Gap and when it opens in 2019 will offer interactive wildlife displays, an observation deck featuring panoramic views of Southwest Virginia’s beautiful mountain region and more.

​The visitor center will also feature an artisan/heritage area to highlight area arts and crafts, a consignment area, gift shop and banquet/event room. It will also serve as a location for visitors to secure ATV permits to ride the Spearhead Trails, including Coal Canyon.