Green Cove Station
Virginia Creeper Trail Guide 

The Green Cove Station is the only original remaining depot building along the Virginia Creeper Trail. Privately owned, the depot served as post office, general store, and freight office. The owner, William Buchanan and his wife Mary, worked the depot assisted by their daughters. The station was the center point for the community communication and storytelling. Today, the US Forest Service operates the depot on a limited basis during the warmer seasons and still serves as a rest location with soft drinks, snacks and souvenirs for bikers and hikers. The Buchanan home is located to the right of the depot and is operated as a bed & breakfast by the granddaughter of William Buchanan.

Volunteers are still needed in September and October for bike patrol and to work at Green Cove.

Your host this year are: Bud and Jean Brinkley

Station Hours: April thru May 21

Thursday - Monday 10:00 - 4:00
May 22 thru October  
7 days a week 10:00 - 4:00


Maintenance Rail Cart • Riders Leaving Green Cove
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