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Sherando Lake Recreation Area reopens on reservation-only basis
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Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail Shelters/Privies Temporarily Shut Down
The Appalachian Trail is open, however trail shelters and privies are temporarily shut down.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Sherando Lake Recreation Area open by reservation only
The Sherando Lake Recreation Area in the Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests remains closed to all visitors except for campers with reservations. We anticipate this reservation-only use of the Sherando Lake Recreation Area -- including the swim beach, fishing access and picnic area -- to remain in place for the remainder of this recreation season. Please visit recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a camping reservation, which will allow you to use the area for swimming, fishing, etc. See the press release for additional information.

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Recreation area temporary closures and reopenings in response to COVID-19
In coordination with state and local health and safety guidelines, National Forests remain open; however, recreation services at our facilities may be changed, suspended or offered through alternate approaches as we manage for the health and safety of our work force and the public. Check our recreation page for the current status of recreation sites. The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests is reopening some of the sites that were temporarily shut down. The decision to reopen recreation areas is being done on a case-by-case basis. See the recent news release for a schedule for reopening recreation sites. All openings will consider health and safety recommendations, employee safety and the availability of personal protective equipment %3APPE%3A and trained personnel, as reflected in CDC, state and local guidance.

Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT