Big Stone Gap gets funding for camp sites and development at Big Cherry Reservoir. Southwest Virginia leaders are working to connect the popular tourism sites in the region are now seeing some significant funding to move outdoor recreation initiatives forward. The High Knob Initiative Regional Master Plan has formed to eventually connect places like High Knob in Norton, Big Cherry in Big Stone Gap, and the Devil's Bathtub in Scott County. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has allotted $300,000 to begin developing camp sites at Big Cherry. Big Stone Gap is still looking for additional funding sources for the camp sites. They anticipate construction to begin next fall.
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