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Virginia
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Jefferson National Forest
JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST
JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST
Jefferson National Forest
'Apple Orchard Falls Trail'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Apple Orchard Falls Trail'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Jefferson National Forest
'Jefferson National Forest'
© Kerry Gillette Basnight

Our two forests stretch from one end of Virginia to the other, as well as extending into West Virginia, along the ruggedly beautiful Appalachians.

Virtually every type of outdoor recreation activity you can imagine is available. Of course hiking, fishing, mountain bicycling and camping lead the way, but don't forget hawk watching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, nature photography, and orienteering.

Whether you are driving a back-country road, enjoying our glorious fall colors, using binoculars to spot colorful neo tropical birds, or savoring the peacefulness of wilderness, remember that national forests are special places.
Camping
The George Washington & Jefferson's developed campgrounds are within easy reach of many of the forests' recreational opportunities. The campground season runs from early April to about October 31.

Campground fees are determined by the amenities provided. Reservations for Morris Hill, Trout Pond and Grindstone campgrounds are made by calling the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777. Group campsites are available in several areas. Contact the district offices for reservation information. Non-fee sites are generally more primitive and remote. Camping is also permitted outside of developed campgrounds. Please practice the "leave No Trace" ethic. There is a 21-day limit for camping.


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Picnicking
The forests' developed day-use areas offer picnic sites and, in many cases, picnic shelters for larger groups. Seasonal day use parking permits are available, allowing unlimited parking at most day-use picnic and swimming areas. Please check our fee schedule for the current cost.
Trails
The Forests have approximately 2,000 miles of hiking trails. The internationally famous Appalachian National Scenic Trail extends for more than 330 miles across both Forests. In addition, there are ten National Recreation Trails covering nearly160 miles. Whether it's hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or riding an OHV, the forests have something for you to enjoy.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 4 Elk by Abraham
Cant wait to try my luck this archery season in wise county. plan on heading into the woods with tent and backpack for three days in early october. would like game warden to take me in somewhere good if possible. cant wait!!!


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Pilot Knob Inn - Pinnacle, NCBBs / Inns
Designed with Romance In Mind for your Perfect Romantic Getaway for you your Sweetheart. We are nestled in a wooded landscape, our individual log cabins are designed to provide you with the rustic charm of yesteryear along with the comforts we enjoy today. A six acre lake in walking distance from all cabins suites.
Web Site: pilotknobinn.com/
63.5 miles from park*
Hemlock Haven Cabins - Hico, WVCottages and Cabins
We are luxury, dog friendly cabins located in Fayette County minutes from the New and Gauley Rivers. Each cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, complete kitchens, washer and dryers, gas fireplaces, an outdoor 6-person hot tubs, gas grill, and a private fenced yard with a fire ring and benches.
Web Site: hemlockhavenwv.com
60.2 miles from park*
Area Resources
Sky Scape Cabins LLC - Martinsville, VABuilding Contractors
Vacation and retirement Log cabin packages for sale. Lowest prices in America.
Web Site: skyscapecabins.com
57.3 miles from park*
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