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Russell County is located in the southwestern portion of Virginia in the Heart of Appalachia region. A variety of recreational activities are available in Russell County. You can also raft, canoe, kayak or float down the Clinch River. Two portions of the river are part of Virginia's Scenic River Program. In addition the Big Cedar Creek flowing out of the Lebanon area into the Clinch is a scenic waterway.
A nice stop for floaters is at the confluence of the Big Cedar and the Clinch. The Pinnacle Natural Area Reserve offers lush greenery, trails, spectacular cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls.
The city of Dante in Russell County was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and home to thousands of coal miners and their families. Visit the Dante Coal Miner's Memorial, and learn more about this area through the Dante History Project at the Dante General Store.