Area(s): BOGAN RUN TRAIL (FT# 614) - WSRD, BRUSHY RIDGE (FT#456) - WSRD, Hidden Valley Recreation Area, LITTLE MARE MOUNTAIN TRAIL (FT# 714) - WSRD
Date(s): Mar 26, 2014
The Warm Springs Ranger District is planning 8 burns for a total of approximately 10,895 acres and include: The 1,200 acre Big Wilson south burn located on the South east side of Warm Springs Mountain, in the vicinity of Sandy Springs Road, FSR 125. The 2,251 acre Jackson River burn located North and West of the Jackson River and East of FSR 241. The 1,344 acre Little Neal burn located on the East side of Back Creek Mountain Northwest of FSR 241. The 65 acre Hidden Valley Warm Season Grass Fields burn located in the Hidden Valley area of Warm Springs, VA. The 57 acre Golden Winged burn also located in Hidden Valley Northwest of Cobbler Mountain. The 3,407 acre Blue Grass burn located on the East face of Little Mare Mountain from Little Wilson drainage to just North of Shingle Tree Hollow. The 2,403 acre Panther Run burn located on the West face of Little Mare Mountain and including all of Little Brushy Mountain.
The Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts are planning 1 burn for a total of approximately 1,053 acres called the Cole Mountain burn. This encompasses the majority of the top of Cole Mountain in the Mount Pleasant Recreation area off of FSR road 48.
The North end of Cub Run Rd from Catherine Furnace to the blacktop at State Road 685 is temporarily closed due to road damage. Please avoid this area due to safety concerns. For additional information, please contact the Lee Ranger District at (540) 984-4101.
The jeep trail is now OPEN, as of April 4, 2014. The jeep trail is closed from January 7 until April 1 to protect the trail surface and surrounding environment during the winter months. Especially wet conditions may delay the April 1 opening. Contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District for updates.
North River Ranger District (540) 432-0187
Slate Lick Reservoir will be drained while the dam is repaired. Virginia Dept. of Fish and Game will not stock fish during the repairs. Check this website or Call the North River Ranger District for actual dates and length of repairs (540) 432-0187.
For additional information, contact the North River Ranger District at 540-432-0187
Stoney Run Road (FSR 61) in Pendleton County, West Virginia is closed indefinitely to thru traffic due to storm damage and unsafe driving conditions. The closure is 4.5 miles south of the intersection with Schoolhouse Road (FSR 166) and approximately 3 miles north of the intersection with FSR 85.
The White Oak Flats Road (FSR 337) in Alleghany County will be temporarily closed to public motor vehicle traffic due to storm damage. The Forest Service will have the road closed for public safety while repairs are being made. The Forest Service will be repairing the road surface to allow for safe travel and improving water drainage structures on the road to aid in reducing further damage to the road. Once repairs are made and safe for travel, it will be reopened. Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Kennedy Peak Observation Tower, located on the Lee Ranger District's Massanutten Mountain, will be closed until further notice. Efforts are currently underway to rehabilitate the structure. The wooden railing and steps have been removed and will be replaced within the next few months. The trail to the tower remains open.
The Hidden Valley/Poorfarm road(FSR 241) in Bath County, Virginia is closed indefinitely to traffic due to storm damage and unsafe driving conditions. The gate closure is .3 miles North of the Jackson River low water bridge in Hidden Valley. This does not effect the recreation areas of Hidden Valley Campground or Poor Farm Rec Area. Road work is currently scheduled to commence as soon as weather allows. For additional information, contact the Warm Springs Ranger District at 540-839-2521
Hot Springs, VA— Due to recent weather related storm damage, the Warm Springs Ranger District is delaying the opening of Neal Run Trail (handicapped hunter accessibility trail). Winter storms have caused water to run over the ATV trail eroding portions of the trail surface and creating unsafe conditions for ATVs. Warm Springs District Ranger Patrick Sheridan announced that Neal Run Trail will remain closed until repairs can be made and debris cleared. For current Trail status, please call the Warm Springs Ranger District at 540-839-2521.