Virtual Blue Ridge is reporting that Crabtree Meadows Recreation Area at milepost 339.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been renamed Crabtree Falls Recreation Area.
The name was changed in order to highlight the spectacular waterfall on Crabtree Creek, which, apparently, many visitors were not aware of.
The 253-acre Crabtree Falls Recreation Area has a campground with tent and RV sites, a free picnic area with grills, a restaurant and a gift shop.
The trail to Crabtree Falls is a two and a half mile round trip hike that begins from the campground. The trail includes a moderate to strenuous elevation gain of roughly 500 feet.