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George Washington and Jefferson National Forests reopen many recreation sites for day use
Roanoke, VA. %3AMay 22, 2020%3A – George Washington and Jefferson National Forests officials will reopen many recreation sites for day use beginning the weekend of May 23, 2020. The decision to reop...

Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT


Four national forests reopen trailheads and access points to Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The USDA Forest Service will open a series of trailheads and access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on May 22. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in Georgia, Nantahala and Pisga...

Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT

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Sherando Lake Recreation Area remains closed
The Sherando Lake Recreation Area in the Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District remains closed. We are working on a gradual reopening of Sherando Lake Recreation Area, but no timeline for this opening has been established. We are working to determine the best path forward to safely reopen. All re-openings will consider health and safety recommendations, including state-wide orders, employee safety, and the availability of personal protective equipment and trained personnel, as reflected in CDC, state, and local guidance. We appreciate your patience.

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


FS to reopen a series of trailheads/access points on Appalachian Natl Scenic Tr.
The Forest Service will open a series of trailheads/access points to the Appalachian Nat'l Scenic Trail on May 22. The Triple Crown in VA remains closed, which includes Dragon’s Tooth trailhead. Bathroom facilities may not be available. Shelters remain closed at this time. Please recreate responsibly outdoors, avoid congregating at parking areas, and gathering in large groups. Maintain a 6 feet distance from others, especially when passing other hikers. CDC provides tips on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus For more information: see the news release, recreation webpage or call your nearest Ranger District Office.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 CDT