Welcome to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

 

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch along the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and even cross into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.  Welcome to your forests!

 

***Stay Home Now, the Forest Will Wait***

Temporary Shut Downs: Please see a list of facility closures on the
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests by visiting: 
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/gwj/recreation

We understand that there is a lot of interest in re-opening the sites in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests that were temporarily shut down. See the recent news release for more information about plans for re-opening. All re-openings will consider health and safety recommendations, including state-wide orders, employee safety, and the availability of personal protective equipment and trained personnel, as reflected in CDC, state, and local guidance. We appreciate your patience. 

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

Check with a local district office to learn about current conditions and restrictions. 

 

Recent News


Features

Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. Visitors to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Fees are increasing at some Forest recreation sites this year

Fees are increasing at some recreation sites on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in 2020.  See what sites are affected. 


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Spotlights

Special Places Page

Virginia Creeper Trail

Special Places on the GWJ National Forests...




https://www.fs.usda.gov/gwj/