Forest Supervisor's Orders

All users of National Forests are subject to federal and state regulations. As a visitor to the national forest, you must follow certain rules and regulations designed to ensure your health and safety, to protect the forest, and to promote pleasant outdoor experiences for everyone. Forest Supervisors and Regional Foresters issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises, often for public health and safety or to protect resources. Some are temporary closures that are rescinded at a later date; others are more permanent and are reissued every five years. 

The following are links to current Forest Supervisor’s Orders and Regional Forester's Orders for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest:

Several First Amendment Expression Areas have been designated on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. They have been set aside for individuals wishing to exercise their constitutional right of free speech. Learn more: First Amendment Expression Areas

The Motor Vehicle Use Map is the legal map that shows which roads are open or closed to motorized vehicles.