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Virginia Creeper Trail Temporary Shutdown Effective Immediately
Abingdon, VA. In order to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Virginia Creeper Trail will be temporarily closed, effective Monday April 6th at 5:00 pm. Th...

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Clinch Ranger District shutting down recreation areas to protect public
Norton, Va. – To protect public health and safety and align with guidance from Virginia health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention %3ACDC%3A as well as to c...

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 CDT


George Washington and Jefferson National Forests temporarily shutting down all day-use areas
Roanoke, Va., - To protect public health and safety and align with guidance from Virginia health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention %3ACDC%3A as well as to comply with...

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 CDT


George Washington and Jefferson National Forests announce temporary shutdown of off-highway trails and recreation areas on the Lee Ranger District
To protect public health and safety and align with federal, state and local guidance, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests officials are announcing the temporary shutdown of off-highway tr...

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 CDT


George Washington and Jefferson National Forests announce temporary shutdown of recreation areas on the North River Ranger District
To protect public health and safety and align with federal, state and local guidance, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests officials are announcing the temporary shutdown of campgrounds an...

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 CDT

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail access points temporarily shut down
Trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail are temporarily shut down to prevent groups from congregating and to protect public health and safety. The decision aligns with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention %3ACDC%3A. See the news release for a complete listing of trailheads and connecting trails that have closed. For the latest recreation information, see the recreation webpage or call your nearest Ranger District Office.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Campground and Recreation Area temporary closures 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.

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 CDT