Welcome to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests


The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch along the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and even cross into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.  Welcome to your forests!

Choose an adventure

Know before you go

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sit

Check with a local district office to learn about current conditions and restrictions. 


Recent News


Fees are increasing at some Forest recreation sites this year

Fees are increasing at some recreation sites on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in 2020.  See what sites are affected. 

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area App

We have an App! Search Mount Rogers in your app store

Use the new smart phone app to explore the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

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Special Places Page

Virginia Creeper Trail

Special Places on the GWJ National Forests...