Locust Springs Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Nature viewers enjoy unusual vegetation normally found several hundred miles to the north. Red Spruce and northern hardwoods such as birch, beech, and maple reside here due to frigid soil temperatures. Enjoy the Buck Run and/or the Locust Springs Trails, or hike down one of the trails to Laurel Fork. Visit the adjacent spring which forms the headwaters of Locust Spring Run.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Bartow, WV
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts: 540-839-2521

General Information

Directions: From the Intersection of US 220 and US 250: Go west on US 250 about 23 miles, passing into West Virginia, to the junction with WV 28. Turn right and go about 6.5 miles to the Locust Springs Picnic Area sign and turn right.

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