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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests

Blacksburg / Wythe Ranger District- The Blacksburg / Wythe Ranger District is home to many beautiful campgrounds and panoramic vistas. The area even boosts raptor migration popular with bird-watchers.
Clinch Ranger District- Clinch Ranger District is a popular destination offering camping, picnicking, hiking and swimming as well as magnificent scenery.
Deerfield Ranger District- Deerfield Ranger District offers a variety of natural communities from mountain ranges to wetlands and wilderness to open meadows.
Dry River Ranger District- The Dry River Ranger District is a mountainous area with recreation areas often sprinkled between mountains.
Glenwood / Pedlar Ranger District- The Glenwood / Pedlar Ranger District falls around the wonderful and popular Blue Ridge Parkway. There are endless outdoor recreation opportunities to be enjoyed by all levels of enthusiasts.
James River Ranger District- James River Ranger District is home to an abundant number of group camping and picnicking opportunities. There are swimming beaches, lakes on which recreational gas powered boats are permitted, yet there are quiet and remote multi-use trails.
Lee Ranger District- The Lee Ranger District may be found within the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests located in the northern region of the park along the West Virginia and Virginia state lines.
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area- Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is home to the highest point in Virginia, over 5,000 feet. This area is known for its terrific multi-use trails, particularly popular with equestrians and mountain bikers. It also boosts as having beautiful scenery and numerous trout waters.
New Castle Ranger District- The New Castle Ranger District is home to an abundant number of recreation opportunities including boating, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian use, overnight facilities and hunting.
Warms Springs Ranger District- Virginia is home to many beautiful sights and this is one of Virginia's loveliest. There are many facilities and amenities within each facility to please a variety of tastes.

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Description - Whether you want to drive back country roads or hike back country trails, this national forest offers you that opportunity. It provides a glorious spot from which you may either bird-watch, hunt, fish or simply enjoy the beautiful blue misty mountains. The National Forests offer camping, picnicking, shooting ranges, swimming and boating, mountain biking and all sorts of fishing and hiking opportunities.

Recreation - This area offers in addition to the traditional park facilities, environmental education programs, timber management, fire resource management and wildlife preservation.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The mountainous Blue Ridge area has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The summer mountainous Blue Ridge temperatures range from below 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).

Location - The National Forest is located in Virginia's western area running as far south as the Kentucky / Tennessee border to as far north as Winchester which is slightly below the Maryland / Pennsylvania state lines.

Directions from : Travel U.S. 58 east for approximately 6.5 miles, U.S. 58 veers rights, however, you will want to continue straight onto Rt. 603. Take Rt. 603 for about 10 miles to Troutdale. Turn left onto Rt. 16 and travel approximately 1 miles. Turn left on Rt. 650 to the campground.

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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, 5162 Valleypointe Parkway , Roanoke, VA, 24019, Phone: 540-265-5100

Additional Information:
Blue Ridge Highlands Travel Region - The Blue Ridge Highlands includes seven State Parks, a National Forest, a natural area preserve, two scenic byways and access to the Appalachian Trail.
Charlottesville Area - Home to Presidents James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville is rich in history, culture and architecture.
Clinch Ranger District - Clinch Ranger District is a popular destination offering camping, picnicking, hiking and swimming as well as magnificent scenery.
Roanoke Area - Roanoke is known as the Star City. The Roanoke Valley has many attributes to charm any visitor. Conveniently located off I-81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke offers museums, attractions, farmers markets and an abundance of outdoor recreation.
Shenandoah Valley Travel Region - The Shenandoah Valley Travel Region is home to two State Parks, one National Park, the Appalachian Trail, several natural area preserves, several large lakes and the lovely Skyline Drive.
Virginia National Forests & Parks - Virginia is home to some of the most popular national parks and national forests in the Eastern United States.

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