Welcome to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and even cross into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.
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Know before you go
Visitors are responsible for learning about any restrictions before heading out to enjoy their national forests. Check with the local ranger station concerning fire restrictions involving campfires, smoking, ammunition, etc. as well as other forest conditions.
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.