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Celebrate Public Lands with Outdoor Fun, Food, and Music
%3ASeptember 13, 2018%3A Marion, Va – The USDA Forest Service together with the Friends of Mount Rogers and other partners invite you to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 22...

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 CDT


All George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Recreation Areas closed due to Hurricane Florence
%3ASeptember 12, 2018%3A Roanoke, Va. - The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will temporarily close all forest recreation areas and some forest roads for public safety due to the anticipat...

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 CDT

Alerts & Notices


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Glenwood and Pedlar RD's - State Route 826 to access Crabtree Meadows
As of September 19, 2018, State Route 826 which accesses Crabtree Meadows %3Alocated off State Route 56%3A is not passable. There is a landslide and boulders blocking the road just past Maidenhead Branch. Virginia Department of Transportation has been notified.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Some forest recreation areas and roads remain closed due to Hurricane
Some forest recreation areas and roads remain closed to the public for public safety as we assess the impacts caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence that passed through the region over the weekend. Our primary concern is visitor safety. View the closure order with a list of forest recreation areas and roads that are temporarily closed due to Hurricane Florence and the expected date they will reopen.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Portions of Mount Rogers and Appalachian Trail closed to camping
Portions of the Mount Rogers National Recreation high country and a segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail are closed to camping due to increased black bear activity and human encounters. This camping closure affects approximately 20,000 acres of National Forest System lands in Grayson and Smyth Counties, including Elk Garden, Thomas Knob Shelter, the Scales, Old Orchard Shelter, and approximately 17 miles of the Appalachian Trail %3AForest Trail #1%3A between Elk Garden/VA-600 and Fox Creek/VA-603. See the Forest Service closure order and press release and monitor ATC's Trail Updates page for more information www.appalachiantrail.org/updates

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT


Brandywine Recreational Area
Brandywine Recreation Area located in Pendleton County, is now open to the public, please be advised that fee control measures are in place. Due to the flooding rehabilitation some areas are still being worked on. For more information or questions, please call 540-432-0187.

Fri, 22 Jun 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