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Description - The James River Ranger District has many recreation opportunities such as numerous interpretive and multi-use trails, boating opportunities, canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping.

Recreation - This area holds numerous antiquing opportunities, restaurants, local artisan crafts and annual festivals.

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 - James River Ranger District is located in western Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Interstate 81.


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Contact Information:
James River Ranger District, 810-A Madison Avenue , Covington, VA, 24426, Phone: 540-962-2214

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.
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests - Located in western Virginia along the rugged Appalachians, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests is a glorious park for virtually every outdoor recreation activity imaginable.
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.

Links:
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests - Official agency Website
The Virginia Travel Guide - Statewide Attractions

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