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Monongahela National Forest Continues to Offer Virtual Services

Monongahela National Forest continues to offer virtual services at this time. Many recreation sites are closed for winter. See our recreation conditions report for current conditions of trails and campgrounds or call your local Forest Service office for information and assistance.

Image that says Welcome to Monongahela National ForestMonongahela National Forest provides visitors with scenic vistas, country roads, flowing streams and abundant plant and animal life. It was established in 1920 and encompasses one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the United States. Elevations range from just under 1,000 feet to 4,863 feet above sea level. Monongahela National Forest is a working forest providing timber, water, grazing, minerals and recreational opportunities. Explore your Forest!

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Recent News


Lake Sherwood Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Scheduled

A view from the banks of Lake Sherwood with mountains lining the distance.

The public is invited to participate in one of two virtual meetings, April 13, 6-7:30 p.m. and April 15, 6-7:30 p.m., to discuss rehabilitation projects to Lake Sherwood Campground. These projects are a result of funding from the Great American Outdoors Act.

Appalachian Conservation Corps Joins the Effort to Restore Minelands

2020 ACC crew poses for a photo on a mountain vista. They are all  wearing protective cloth masks.

Appalachian Conservation Corps is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization that works on public lands throughout the greater Shenandoah Valley region. Members are 18-25 years old and work in crews. Each crew is tasked with conservation projects that they complete while camping onsite up to ten days at a time, known as a hitch. The Appalachian Conservation Corps provides members with a hands-on learning experience suitable for a wide range of skill levels, which attracts participants from diverse backgrounds and varied career paths.

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Archaeology Activity Book

AmeriCorps members serving with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area recently developed an activity book to educate youth about archaeology and promote heritage resources on the Forest.

General Forest Rules

An image of trail signage at Seneca Rocks

Planning a trip to Monongahela National Forest? Here is what you need to know to keep yourself safe and help us protect this special public land. 


2020 Centennial

Cheat District Ranger Ralph L. Rowland inspecting tree growth at Canaan Mountain Plantation

Monongahela National Forest celebrated its100th anniversary in 2020. Look back on the history and the special events that commemorated this achievement in land stewardship.

Timber Contracting

A neatly stacked pile of freshly cut timber.

Interested in how we manage timber sales? Our timber contracting page has been recently updated with details on timber management and guides for business with the Forest Service.