Stretching over 300 miles down the western side of Virginia and crossing over into Kentucky and West Virginia, the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests contain many different types of recreation activities.

From trails used by horses, bikes and hikers to lakes and streams used for boating and fishing, visitors will find there is something to appeal to almost anyone.

To help visitors figure out where they might want to go to explore the forest, we have broken it down into three areas based on geography and proximity to major roads.

The GWJ North section is located north of I-64 and State Route 250. It contains recreation areas on the North River and Lee Ranger Districts.

The GWJ Central section is located south of the line formed by I-64/ State Route 250. It contains The Glenwood-Pedlar, James River, Warm Springs and Eastern Divide Ranger Districts.

The GWJ South section is located below I-77 and stretches down to the border with Tennessee and North Carolina. It contains the Clinch Ranger District and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

Locator map for north, central, south recreation areas