Our Campus in the Virginia Highlands
The 22-acre Oracle Campus is situated in the New River Valley near the small town of Independence, Virginia. The campus is located in Grayson County, whose motto is: Protector of Nature.
Oracle Campus rests along the New River – the oldest river in the Western Hemisphere and possibly the oldest river in the world. The New River flows south-to-north and stretches 320 miles, eventually merging with the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and streaming into the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Mexico.
Our campus is located in a region of the Blue Ridge Mountains nicknamed the “Virginia Highlands,” due to its striking similarity to the Scottish Highlands and because many Scots-Irish immigrants settled here.
Previously, the New River Valley was the hunting grounds of the Cherokee and other Native people, and our campus contains an indigenous burial site. To honor our forebears, we built the Turtle Island Labyrinth and Peace Pole Medicine Wheel.
Oracle Campus Maps and Amenities
Oracle Campus is surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountain beauty! Our stunning site includes:
- Frontage on the New River and Saddle Creek
- 3 Homes, including our Guest House
- Peace Pentagon conference center
- Walking labyrinth, medicine wheel, and other outdoor sanctuaries
- Hiking trails, pond, and meditation gazebo
- Campground amenities, including an outdoor kitchen pavilion and rustic outhouses.
On-site or nearby recreational activities include:
- Fishing and swimming
- Blue Ridge Music Center
- Kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and public boat launch
- Golf, biking, and horseback riding
- National and state parks, including Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia at 5,700 feet!
- Hiking on 170 miles of the Appalachian Trail
- Old Fiddlers Convention and Crooked Road music trail, which draw bluegrass lovers from around the world
- Appalachian Arts and Crafts festivals, farmers markets, wineries, and antique shops.
Discover Grayson County for more information on local events and attractions.