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.

See other parks in West Virginia.
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The cooperation between corporate, nonprofit and government entities aims to help establish healthy, productive forests on formerly mined land on the Mower Tract of the Monongahela National Forest and to improve water quality in the Lambert Run watershed.
National forests such as the Monongahela National Forest and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are operated by the U.S.
The New River Gorge is the most famous climbing site in West Virginia, but climbers should also check out Seneca Rocks in the Monongahela National Forest, a craggy fin of rock that is only accessible by trad (traditional) climbing.
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).
The Monongahela National Forest is in Region 9, and the website is WWW.FS.FED.
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.