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


Features

Proposed fee increases at some Forest recreation sites

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are interested in hearing your comments on proposed fee changes to several recreation sites and services across the forest.


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 beginning in 2019.  See what sites are affected. 


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Spotlights

Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, proposes to cross 3.5 miles of the Jefferson National Forest.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, proposes to cross 5 miles of the Monongahela National Forest and 15 miles of the George Washington National Forest.

 




Special Places Page

Virginia Creeper Trail

Special Places on the GWJ National Forests...




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