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Lime Kiln Road in Bath County temporarily closed for culvert replacement
A quarter-mile portion of Lime Kiln Road %3AForest Service Road #194%3A in Bath County, Virginia, will be temporarily closed beginning September 9, 2020 for a culvert replacement project. During the project work, the road will be closed to thru traffic at milepost 3.0. Travelers may still access the majority of Lime Kiln Road by entering either from the north end or south end via State Route 629 %3ADouthat State Park Road%3A. The project is expected to be completed by mid-November 2020. For more information, contact the James River Ranger District at 540-962-2214.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Open Season dates may change at Lake Moomaw sites
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are working with partners to improve recreation settings and access, as well as to foster outdoor recreation experiences. We are currently working to improve customer service at Lake Moomaw recreation sites. The open season dates this year may vary at Bolar Mountain Campground, Greenwood Point Campground, McClintic Point Campground, Coles Point Day Use Area and Morris Hill Campground. Please call Royal Elk Park Management %3A540%3A 279-4186 for more information.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Road Construction on Forest Roads 57, 57A, 14, and 14A in Grayson Co
Forest Roads 57, 57A, 14 and14A in Grayson County are being repaired. During the repairs, sections of the roads may be closed or have limited access. Forest visitors should remain alert, look for road construction signs, drive slowly and give road equipment a wide berth. The section of Forest Road 57 from U.S. Highway 21 east to Comers Rock Campground will be graded from approximately August 19 through September 2. Although the road will remain open, visitors to Comers Rock Campground, Blue Springs Gap Cabin and Hale Lake are encouraged to access these sites via Hale Lake Road %3AState Route 798%3A, off of Camp Road %3AState Route 612%3A. The access road to Comers Rock Overlook %3AForest Road 57A%3A will be blocked during road work from approximately September 10 to September 21. For more information see the news release or contact the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area %3A276%3A 783-5196.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 CDT


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