- The remote Warm Springs Ranger District is a great pleasure to visit. There are well-kept campgrounds, hiking trails, trout streams and tidy picnicking facilities and even a shooting range. There are campgrounds right off the road and campgrounds which one must hike a few miles in to reach. In addition, this ranger district is home to several dams which has left the area with wonderful fishing and recreational boating.
Recreation - Douthat State Park is north of Covington, Virginia off I-64 offering countless multi-use trails, a restaurant, fully equipped cabins, lakeside camping and a popular trout-stocked lake. Warm Springs Ranger District travels along the Virginia / West Virginia state line. In the District's northern area, it touches Monongahela National Forest, an equally beautiful and remote area.
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).
Warm Springs Ranger District is located north and a little south of I-64 west of I-81. The area goes as far as the Virginia / West Virginia state line.