George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

From lush forests and cold mountain streams to unique mountaintop balds, over 1.8 milllion acres of Appalachian forests in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky are yours to explore.

Explore Your Forest

  • Visitor Map

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    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 with you.

  • Passes & Permits

    An ATV in the forest

    Some activities require a permit or recreation pass. Check out out your annual recreation pass options and learn about permits for forest products like firewood.

  • Forest Health

    A firefighter lights a prescribed burn in the forest

    The Forest Service manages the national forests for multiple uses. We aim to protect, restore, and enhance forest ecosystems.