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Correction to Monongahela National Forest Visitor Map
Canaan Mountain Backcountry, Allegheny Trail - Forest Trail 701, Fire Trail #3 - Forest Trail 104, Fire Trail #6 - Forest Trail 108, Lindy Run Trail - Forest Trail 109, Mountainside Trail - Forest Trail 114, Plantation Trail - Forest Trail #101, Pointy Knob Trail - Forest Trail 139, Railroad Grade Trail - Forest Trail 110, Table Rock (Overlook) Trail - Forest Trail 113
Date(s): Nov 20, 2015
The Forest Visitor map includes a trail through Blackwater Canyon, listed as TR 115. The 5.5 mile section between the Forest Service gates crosses both public and private ownership. The boundary is roughly down the centerline of the grade but is not marked. To respect the rights of the private landowner, visitors are asked to stay on the uphill side of the grade.
The public portion is no longer part of the Monongahela National Forest trail system and no maintenance is performed.
The grade contains washouts, rough surfaces and large sinkholes, some of which extend onto the public ownership. Use caution if you choose to visit this area!
Date(s): Nov 20, 2015
2015 Recreation Site Information
Cheat Ranger District, Bear Heaven Campground, Bickle Knob Observation Tower, Canaan Mountain Backcountry, Allegheny Trail - Forest Trail 701, Fire Trail #3 - Forest Trail 104, Fire Trail #6 - Forest Trail 108, Lindy Run Trail - Forest Trail 109, Mountainside Trail - Forest Trail 114, Plantation Trail - Forest Trail #101, Pointy Knob Trail - Forest Trail 139, Railroad Grade Trail - Forest Trail 110, Table Rock (Overlook) Trail - Forest Trail 113, Horseshoe Recreation and Campground Area, Olson Observation Tower, Otter Creek Wilderness, Stuart Day Use Area and Campground, Gauley Ranger District, Big Rock Campground, Bishop Knob Campground, Cranberry Campground, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, Cranberry River Sites, Cranberry Wilderness, Falls Of Hills Creek, Highland Scenic Highway, Trails along the Highland Scenic Highway, North Bend Picnic Area, Summit Lake Campground, Williams River, Williams River Dispersed Camping, Woodbine Picnic Area, Greenbrier Ranger District, Gaudineer Picnic Area, Gaudineer Scenic Area, Island Campground, Lake Buffalo, Laurel Fork Campground, Laurel Fork Wilderness, Middle Mountain Cabins, Old House Picnic Area, Marlinton Ranger District, Day Run Campground, Marlin Mountain Trails, Pocahontas Campground, Rimel Area Trails, Rimel Picnic Area, Tea Creek Campground, Tea Creek Trail System, Potomac Ranger District, Big Bend Campground, Dolly Sods Picnic Area, Dolly Sods Wilderness, Gatewood Campground, Jess Judy Group Campground, Red Creek Campground, Roaring Plains West, Seneca Rocks, Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, Seneca Rocks Picnic Area, Seneca Shadows Campground, Sites Homestead, Smoke Hole Canyon, Spruce Knob - Seneca Creek Backcountry, Allegheny Mountain Trail - Forest Trail 532, Bear Hunter Trail - Forest Trail 531, Bee Trail - Forest Trail 555, Big Run Trail - Forest Trail 527, Elza Trail - Forest Trail 556, High Meadows Trail - Forest Trail 564, Horton Trail - Forest Trail 530, Huckleberry Trail - Forest Trail 533, Judy Springs Trail - Forest Trail 512, Leading Ridge Trail - Forest Trail 557, Lumberjack Trail - Forest Trail 534, North Prong Trail - Forest Trail 528, Seneca Creek Trail - Forest Trail 515, Spring Ridge Trail - Forest Trail 561, Spruce Knob Lake Trail - Forest Trail 575, Swallow Rock Trail - Forest Trail 529, Tom Lick Trail - Forest Trail 559, Whispering Spruce Trail - Forest Trail 567, Spruce Knob Lake Campground, Spruce Knob and Spruce Knob Observation Tower, Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, White Sulphur Ranger District, Big Draft Wilderness, Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground, Lake Sherwood Recreation Area and Campground, Spice Run Wilderness
Date(s): Jun 23, 2015
Road conditions in West Virginia can vary greatly and change quickly, especially in the winter.
This order prohibits entering or being in or using any cave on National Forest System lands within the Monongahela National Forest, unless the cave is specifically posted open.
This order establishes restrictions in Cranberry Glades Botanical Area of the Monongahela National Forest, located in Pocahontas County, WV.
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