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Cumberland Mountain Scenic Drive- Rt. 611
State Rt. 611 Virginia’s Scenic Byway

The Cumberland Mountain Drive on State Route 611, Virginia Scenic Byway
winds through the Dickenson County mountains giving you a glimpse of rural
mountain life, past and present. The 19-mile excursion is well worth the drive
as you may encounter several species of birds, and wildlife in abundance. The
mountainous scenes are breathtaking and the feeling of “turning back time” to
enjoy some beauty and serenity of a less hurried world. There are many wild
flowers along the drive. You may access Birch Knob Tower from Rt. 611 as well
as John Flannagan Dam and Reservoir where you may discover rafters preparing
to challenge the white waters of the Russell Fork River. Other sites along the
way are the Pine Mountain Trail Ride Trail head, Branham Farm Wildlife Area,
remnants of the Old Ranger’s Cabin and some old farms, including the Childress
Farm which is still a working farm. Further down Rt. 611, you will see the old
CCC(Civilian Conservation Corps) Road built in the early 1930’s as part of the
governmental legislation project proposed by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the
Great Depression to aid in the high unemployment rate. At Bartlick, you will
find the historical Bartlick/Splashdam Bridge built many years ago by a logging
company. The logs were locked and then released to flow to Elkhorn City,
Kentucky. At the end of Rt. 611 at Bartlick, you will turn left at State Route 80
which will take you into the Breaks Interstate Park (one of our most visited sites in
Dickenson County)

Basic driving directions

From Pound, Virginia, take Rt. 83 into Clintwood. Turn left on VA 631 for 2.8
miles then right on VA Scenic Rt. 611 to Bartlick where you can access Rt. 80, 5
miles from the Breaks Interstate Park. The scenic drive is approximately 19 miles.

From the Breaks Interstate Park, take Rt 80 toward Haysi, in 5 miles turn right on
St. Rt. 611, Virginia Scenic Byway and travel approximately 19 miles to Clintwood,