Monongahela National Forest


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Monongahela National Forest

Address:200 Sycamore St
Elkins, WV 26241

Phone:304-636-1800
Fax:304-636-1875
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf
Size: More than 919,000 acres.
Location:Eastern West Virginia. Accessible by SR 55, US 33, 219, and 250. Nearby towns include Elkins, Petersburg, Parson, Marlinton, Richwood, Bartow, and White Sulphur Springs.
Facilities:2 visitor centers, 23 campgrounds, dispersed camping, 17 picnic sites, trails (500+ miles), scenic drives, historic sites, lookout towers.
Activities:Camping, hunting, trapping, fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Landscape of spectacular views, blueberry thickets, highland bogs, and open areas with exposed rocks. Features include Spruce Knob, West Virginia's highest peak (4,863 feet); Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area, a 114-acre area with three waterfalls; Seneca Rocks Discovery Center; Smoke Hole Canyon, where the South Branch of the Potomac River has carved a 20-mile-long, half-mile deep canyon with nearly vertical walls.

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The current proposed route avoids crossing the Holly River State Park, the Monongahela National Forest and the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area, and does not cross the New River.
Explore the Monongahela National Forest in a diesel powered, climate controlled, circa 1950s New Tygart Flyer that makes it way along the Shaver's Fork of the Cheat River with its final destination the High Falls of Cheat.
Forest Service Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, West Virginia Division of Forestry, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, West Virginia State Parks, and West Virginia University.
The ultimate destination is the National Youth Science Camp, which is already under way in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest and wraps up July 16.
Bat studies have been conducted in nearby managed forests, including the Fernow Experimental Forest (Tucker County; 13), the Monongahela National Forest (Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker counties), and the Mead Westvaco Ecosystem Research Forest (Randolph County; 10, 14, 15).
It has spread westward into the Monongahela National Forest, where it is killing stands of American beech trees
Located on the western side of the huge Monongahela National Forest, Point Mountain Wilderness holds tremendous fair chase hunting potential for all sorts of game.
Blackwater Falls State Park, set amid the Allegheny Mountains and near the Monongahela National Forest, has a lodge, cabins, campsites, horseback riding, and scenic overlooks.
The amendment was a collaborative effort between the Service, Monongahela National Forest, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and Appalachian Northern Flying Squirrels Recovery Team.
59) During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the West Virginia legislature adopted several resolutions calling for the investigation of timber harvesting practices in the Monongahela National Forest, and Senator Jennings Randolph of West Virginia requested a clear-cutting moratorium within his state's national forests.
maniculatus nubiterrae captured in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.
One of the greater tragedies in West Virginia recently was the sale of a good portion of Blackwater Canyon, a beautiful piece of forested land abutting Blackwater Falls State Park and the Monongahela National Forest, to a logging company.