Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

Hiking and fishing opportunities are abundant at Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area. Enjoy hiking trails that meander along the Jackson River, or break out that rod and reel as the trout stocked waters are popular amongst fly and traditional fishermen alike.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Horses allowed except where prohibited.  When recreating on Forest Service Lands, follow the Forest Rules for Visitors and Forest Supervisor’s Orders
Closest Towns: Hot Springs, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: James River and Warm Springs Ranger District: (540) 839 - 2521
Information Center: For more information contact: James River and Warm Springs Ranger District 422 Forestry Road Hot Springs, VA 24445 540-839-2521

General Information

Directions: From the Intersection of State Route 39 and US 220: Go north on US 220 about seven miles to SR 623 on the left. Follow SR 623 about two miles to the national forest boundary and the beginning of the Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking

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