George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
Explore Your Forests
From lush forests and cold mountain streams to unique mountaintop balds, over 1.8 million acres of Appalachian forests in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky are yours to explore.
Carry a map with you when you head out into the woods. Explore recreation opportunities on our interactive visitor map and download a map to carry on your phone.
Some activities require a permit or recreation pass. Check out your annual recreation pass options and learn about permits for recreation activities including OHV/ATV permits for special trail systems and forest products like firewood.
The Forest Service manages the national forests for multiple uses. We aim to protect, restore, and enhance forest ecosystems.
A section of Tate Road (Forest Service Road 667) is temporarily closed for repairs
Release Date: Dec 2, 2022
Seeking Concessionaire for Bolar Flat Marina
The application period is open to operate the popular Bolar Flat Marina on Lake Moomaw. The selected concessionaire will operate the boat ramp, marina store, gas sales and other facilities.
The Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a valued partner
We host the Flatwoods JCCC, a career training program where young people can complete their high school education, train for meaningful careers, and gain assistance obtaining employment.
Chesapeake Forest Restoration
The Appalachian mountains host the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Forest restoration supports healthy communities and ecosystems throughout the watershed.