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Alerts & Notices

We may occasionally close roads or parts of the forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see the Public Notices or Closures section below or call one of our offices.


  • Closure Order Issued for the ACP Construction Project
  • Status of Williams River Road
  • Lane Closure on Highland Scenic Highway until Further Notice
  • Caution Advised During Corridor H Project near Parsons
  • Firewood Alert


  • Whitman's Draft Road Closure (FR 718)
  • Buskirk/Sulphure Lick Roads Closed
  • North Cove Stewardship Sale Area Closure
  • Purple Rhododendron Road Closure (FR 461)
  • Elleber Sods Road (FR 1681) Closure


Road Conditions

Road conditions in West Virginia can vary greatly and change quickly, especially in the winter.

Public Notices

Little Black Fork Day Use Area - Closure Order #09-21-18-28

Monongahela National Forest has issued a permanent order prohibiting camping and being on national forest land after sundown or before sunrise in the Little Black Fork Day Use Area. Little Black Fork Day Use Area is located along County Route 6 north of Stuart Recreation Area. It includes national forest land between the Shavers Fork River and County Route 6 and within 300 feet of the opposite side of County Route 6 from the junction of County Route 6 and Forest Road 798 north to the Randolph/Tucker County line.

WB Xpress Pipeline Construction Project - Closure Order #09-21-18-27

The Monongahela National Forest has issued an order closing the WB Xpress pipeline construction corridor to all public entry.  Roads and trails that cross the construction corridor are open for public use unless construction activity is occurring and the road/trail is closed with a sign, gate or barricade.  Please see the attached closure order for more information and a map.

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