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.
Surveys at Lake Moomaw show the brown trout populations are improving. Read more here.
Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines Crossing the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests and the Monongahela National Forest
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, as currently proposed, crosses the George Washington National Forest in Virginia and the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline, as currently proposed, crosses the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia and West Virginia.
(Updated: June 8, 2015) - The following webpage contains information for the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Trail Realignment: