RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA
GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST
101,000 acres in West Virginia (1,300,000 total). While most of this huge National Forest is in Virginia, two sizable tracts are located in the northeastern part of West Virginia.
Terrain here is mountainous, and it’s an area of hardwood forest with some pine and hemlock. Hiking and backpacking are possible on over 90 miles of trails in the West Virginia units.
Camping and campfires are allowed throughout the region, except near roads or developed areas. No permits are necessary, and no fees required. For more information see the George Washington National Forest entry in the Virginia chapter.