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?

 

Passes & Permits

Before you plan an activity on the forest, please be sure to check whether or not you need a permit or pass!

Recreation Passes & Permits

  • Recreation passes & permits include seasonal day use passes for day use areas with fees on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests; national interagency annual, access, and senior passes; and trail permits for ATV/OHV trails

Forest Products Permits

  • Forest products include items such as firewood, stone, and other miscellaneous products for personal use.  Collecting and removing such forest products requires a permit. 
  • Christmas tree permits are not issued on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
  • Ginseng permits are not issued and the harvest of ginseng is prohibited on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

 Event/Commercial Permits

  • Certain types of uses of public lands require "Special Use Authorizations". These include commercial activities, such as filming and guiding. Non-commercial uses may also require Special Use Authorizations, including organized recreation events, weddings, and gatherings.  Please contact a District Office for more information.