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George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to close all day-use areas

Some W. Va. state parks are offering New Year's Day hikes for free.
Some W. Va. state parks are offering New Year's Day hikes for free.(WSAZ)
Published: Apr. 2, 2020 at 8:51 PM EDT
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George Washington and Jefferson National Forests officials are extending temporary shutdowns to include additional day-use areas such as picnic sites, interpretive sites, shooting ranges and swimming sites.

The shutdowns include:

• All developed campgrounds and cabins

• All public restrooms

• All visitor centers

• All trail shelters

• South Pedlar ATV Trail System

• Peters Mill Run/Taskers Gap Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System

• Cascades Day Use Area

• Crabtree Falls Day Use Area

• Blacksburg Shooting Range

• Wythe Shooting Range

Trailhead facilities and access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail will also remain temporarily shut down.

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