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 beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and even cross into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.  

 

Choose an adventure

Know before you go

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sit

Check with a local district office to learn about current conditions and restrictions. 

 

Recent News


Features

North Shenandoah Mountain Restoration and Management Project

Several people stand in a wooded area listening to a forester speak

The Forest Service, the public, communities, and partners are working together to identify restoration and management opportunities in Rockingham County, VA and Pendleton County, WV.


Lower Cowpasture Restoration and Management Project

Forest Service Shield

The Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project is a collection of multiple forest management projects managed as one large landscape level project. 


View All Features

Spotlights

Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines

Two natural gas pipelines, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline, are proposed to cross national forest lands. 

Special Places Page

Virginia Creeper Trail

Special Places on the GWJ National Forests...