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 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

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.

Features

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. 


Celebrating 50 Years of The National Historic Preservation Act

Logo: Preservation 50 1966-2016 drawing of an archeologist Our legacy, our future

Preservation50 is a year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act.


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Spotlights

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Celebrates 50 Years in 2016!

Logo for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Mt. Rogers NRA

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area...

Special Places Page

Virginia Creeper Trail

Special Places on the GWJ National Forests...