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Jefferson National Forest (& George Washington National
1995, Jefferson National Forest and The George Washington National
Forest were administratively combined. Together the two National
Forests contain nearly 1.8 million acres of public land, representing
one of the largest blocks of public land in the eastern United
States. The Jefferson National Forest itself is comprised of lands
located in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
The Jefferson National Forest hosts 280 miles of
the Appalachian Trail that extends through the Blue Ridge and
Southern Appalachian Mountains. Elevations range from 600 to 6,000
feet. Wide variety of trees, flowering vegetation and wildlife.
Outdoor recreation include camping, picnicking,
hunting, fishing (400 miles of trout streams) hiking, horseback
riding, swimming, cross country skiing and driving scenic by-ways.
Recreation areas range from highly developed to isolated solitude
For more information regarding Jefferson National
Forest visit www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj/.