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Forest Service Meeting to Discuss Management Projects
%3Adiv%3A%3AMay 25, 2018%3A Harrisonburg, VA - The USDA Forest Service is hosting an information sharing meeting to present updates to the current proposal for the North Shenandoah Restoration and Management ...

Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Water unavailable at Bark Camp Recreation Area in 2018
May 19, 2018 Norton, VA - The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests is advising that running water is not available at the Bark Camp Recreation Area in Scott County, Virginia in 2018. ...

Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT

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Clinch Ranger District, Campgrounds
Bark Camp Campground and High Knob Recreation Area are currently closed and will be delayed in opening this season. Water systems are unavailable and repairs are underway. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information please contact the Clinch Ranger District Office at 276-679-8370 Cane Patch, located in the South Fork section near Pound VA is open for camping with the bathhouse and non electric sites operational. The water at the electric loops is still unavailable but campers can fill up from the potable water spigot at the dump station.

Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Glenwood & Pedlar RD's, Petites Gap Road Intermittent Closure
Beginning approximately April 30, 2018, sections of the Petites Gap Road %3AForest Road #35%3A will be intermittently closed for road maintenance. The intermittent closure will begin at the end of the State maintained road %3ASR 781%3A and run eastward toward the Blue Ridge Parkway for approximately 2 1/2 miles. During culvert replacement, the road may be impassable for several hours. Through traffic should plan on using alternate routes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, such as the Parkers Gap Road %3AFR #812%3A. During the closure, repairs and maintenance will include repair of road damage from past storm events, installation of new culverts, additional gravel, and grading of the road. This road maintenance should be completed within 60 days. These road and general maintenance activites will improve the long-term sustainability of the road.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service Issues Closure Order for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project
A closure order %3Aorder%3A has been issued for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project right of way and access roads on Forest lands in Monroe County, West VA and Giles and Montgomery Counties, VA. This revised order terminates and supersedes orders number 08-08-11-18-01; 08-08-11-18-02; 08-08-11-18-03; and 08-08-11-18-04. The order prohibits going into or upon National Forest System lands in the proximity of the approved right-of-way, and the use of Mystery Ridge Road %3AFSR #11080%3A, and Pocahontas Road %3AFSR #972%3A. The order excludes the tread width of the Appalachian Trail and the entirety of Brush Mountain Road %3AFSR #188%3A. Please refer to the order for specific details about the areas that are closed. The order is in effect until March 31, 2019, unless terminated earlier.

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Lee District - Tomahawk Pond Water Level Lowered for Fishing Access Repairs
Beginning in mid-April the water level in Tomahawk Pond will be lowered approximately 4 feet for repairs to fishing access areas. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries plans to continue stocking trout up to the drawdown date and meet the annual number of stockings for Tomahawk Pond. Fishing will continue to be permitted in non-construction areas such as the dam and areas contractors are not actively working. These improvements are made possible using funds from Forest Stamp purchases by anglers and hunters across the Commonwealth. This is a cooperative project of the US Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Garden Mountain Road/Round Mountain Road (FR #610) Temporarily Closed (EDRD)
Due to road damage on private land, adjacent land owners have gated and closed the private land portion of Garden Mountain Road/Round Mountain Road from all public travel. This is no longer a through road; approximately 2.5 miles of the road is inaccessible. The closed private section begins in Burke's Garden on Back Rd/666 and ends after approximately 2 miles. Approximately an additional half mile is closed on the National Forest in order to stop westbound traffic at the last safe turn around. For additional information, contact the Eastern Divide Ranger District Office at: 540 552 4641.

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 CDT