The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are located in the western part of Virginia, extending into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests


The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains, extending from one end of Virginia to the other and even crossing into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.  Whether you are driving a back-country road, enjoying our glorious fall colors, using binoculars to spot colorful neo-tropical birds, or savoring the peacefulness of wilderness, remember that national forests are special places.


For additional information on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, go to the About the Forest section.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project 

December 11, 2014 -The Forest Service is currently evaluating a special use application from Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC to conduct field routing, environmental, cultural resource, and civil surveys on the George Washington National Forest (GWNF). These surveys would occur along a 12.6 mile segment of National Forest System lands in Highland and Augusta counties, Virginia.



2014 Revised Forest Plan Released

November 18, 2014 -The George Washington National Forest has released the Final Revised Land and Resource Management Plan.  All documents are available at the following links:


Revised Forest Plan Webpage


News Release


Fact Sheet




Secure Rural Schools Program

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Lower Cowpasture Restoration and Management Project

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