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Forest Service Honors Shenandoah Valley Bike Coalition
%3AAugust 17, 2017%3A Harrisonburg, VA - The USDA Forest Service recently honored the Shenandoah Valley Bike Coalition %3ASVBC%3A with the Forest Service Chief’s Volunteer Enduring Service Award. ...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT


USFS and VDOF News Release: Good Neighbor Agreement Enables VDOF and USFS to Work Together
%3A08/14/2017%3A Roanoke, VA - The USDA Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Forestry %3AVDOF%3A have signed a Good Neighbor Authority master agreement that provides a framework for cooperative effor...

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT

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High Knob Recreation Area, Clinch Ranger District
There will be a Naturalist Rally on the 30th of September 2017 at High Knob Recreation Area so the High Knob Campground and Day Use Area will remain open until the 2nd of Oct 2017. For more information call 276-679-8370

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 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


AT Hikers Rerouted near Damascus from Washed-Out Footbridge
A section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail %3AA.T.%3A near Straight Branch and US-58 east of Damascus, VA, has been rerouted indefinitely due to the complete washout of the Straight Branch A.T. Footbridge during a high water event in May 2013. The reroute %3Adetour%3A follows portions of the Beech Grove Trail %3A#4552%3A and Virginia Creeper Trail %3A#4575%3A. This detour is expected to be in place for the foreseeable future, as A.T. management partners plan for the construction of a replacement footbridge.

Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 CDT


Wolf Gap Campground/Picnic Area Water Temporarily Suspended - (Lee R.D.)
Water at Wolf Gap Campground/Picnic Area Temporarily Suspended Water service at the Wolf Gap Campground and Picnic Areas has been suspended due to a problem with the water pump at that site. Visitors must bring water from home or purify water from local sources. The Forest Service is determining whether to restore water to that site. Please call the Lee District Office to confirm the status of the water in at Wolf Gap %3A540%3A 984-4101.

Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 CDT