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.
Mountain Valley Pipeline and Jefferson National Forest
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.
Passes & Permits
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.
Work with Us
Are you ready to make a difference? A career with the Forest Service is a chance to work for nature and leave a lasting impact. Put your skills to work toward a career that matters!
Know Before You Go
Know how to keep yourself safe and care for the land you love. Contact the local district office for current information on conditions and restrictions.
Forest Service announces updates for 2023 Bolar Mountain recreation season at Lake Moomaw
Release Date: May 22, 2023
Forest Receives Award for Habitat Management
The National Wild Turkey Federation awarded the Forest the “Making Tracks” award in conservation achievements.
Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
The RAC works with the forest and partners to improve conditions via projects that provide local jobs, restore landscapes, enhance recreation, combat invasive species and engage youth.
The Forest Service manages the national forests for multiple uses. We aim to protect, restore, and enhance forest ecosystems.
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.