George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Guide

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch across 1.8 million acres of the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and into parts of Kentucky and West Virginia. The area contains more than 40 species of trees, and most of them are pines or hardwoods. It is also home to over 2,000 species of plants, 100 species of fish and mussels, and over 200 species of birds. These forests are a great place to go hiking to see the 60 mammals that live in the area. The National Forest Service has administered these two forests as one unit since 1995. 

Where to Camp

Camping in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Camping is a wonderful way to explore all that George Washington and Jefferson National Forests offer. Bringing your RV allows you more time to go hiking, biking, fishing, and stargazing. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on RVshare.com, as you will not want to miss out on a moment of the fun. 

Shape Hiking Trails

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

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How to get to George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

Address: 3714 VA-16, Marion, Virginia 24354

Fee: Entry fee $0

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia offer tremendous opportunities to go hiking, stargazing, fishing, and see plants and animals. While you can enter many parts of these two locations for free, many day-use areas charge separate fees. A great way to explore these forests and the surrounding towns is in an RV. Pack up your RV and head there soon. You can still enjoy visiting these national forests if you do not have an RV because you can easily rent one on RVshare.com.