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News & Events


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Customer service remains a priority for Lee Ranger District Office
EDINBURG %3AMay 13, 2021%3A — The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are committed to maximizing public services during the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the safety and well-being o...

Thu, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Customer service remains a priority for North River Ranger District Office
HARRISONBURG %3AMay 13, 2021%3A — The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are committed to maximizing public services during the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the safety and we...

Thu, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service to host a virtual Q&A on the plans for a vegetation management project on Ewing Mountain
Marion, VA, May 7, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is holding a virtual question-and-answer session to provide information about the proposed Ewing Mountain Project. The...

Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Recreation Sites Open for Visitors on the Clinch Ranger District
Norton, VA. 05.05.2021—The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests will soon be opening additional developed recreation sites on the Clinch Ranger District in Lee, Scott and Wise Coun...

Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Portion of Mays Lane, access to Petticoat Junction Boat Launch temporarily closed this week
Hot Springs, VA, May 3, 2021— The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will temporarily close the portion of Mays Lane %3AForest Service Road #3015%3A which accesses the Petticoat Junction...

Mon, 03 May 2021 00:00:00 CDT

Alerts & Notices


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Forest Service is conducting prescribed burns this spring throughout the Forests
We are conducting prescribed burns throughout the Forests from March through mid-May. Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape, and keep the public and homes safe by reducing the buildup of dried leaves and wood in nearby forest land that can lead to uncontrolled wildfires. Safety is the Forest Service’s top priority, and Forest Service fire managers will conduct prescribed burns only under appropriate weather conditions. Areas near prescribed burns may see or smell smoke and some trails or roads may be temporarily closed. For information about where we are conducting prescribed burns check out the InciWeb Information page or follow us on twitter: @GWJNF1

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Day Use Passes for Lake Moomaw available
The 2021 Day Use passes for Lake Moomaw and other recreation areas on the forest are now available for purchase over the phone. The pass this year costs $30. This year's pass not only covers the day use areas at Lake Moomaw but also day use areas located on other ranger districts with fee areas. For more information or purchase of the pass you can call 540-839-2521.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:00 CST


Facility and recreation area changes in response to COVID-19
In coordination with state and local health and safety guidelines, National Forests remain open; however, 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. Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Public services are available by phone, mail, and email. Call your nearest office for more information. Check our recreation page for the current status of recreation sites.

Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT