Forest Service Extends Camping Season in Warm Springs Ranger District
The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests will offer an extended season at several campgrounds on the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts in Alleghany and Bath counties of Virginia. Morris Hill campgrounds are available by reservation only, with an extended season through October 4. Blowing Springs and Hidden Valley campgrounds are currently open on a first-come first-served cash fee availability through December 6th.
The Bolar Mountain campground loops will close as scheduled after Labor Day weekend, September 4th through the 6th. Visitors can make reservations at www.recreation.gov for campgrounds where reservations are required. Many recreation sites, including hiking and biking trails, are open year-round.
The boat launches at Bolar Flat, Coles Point, and Fortney Branch on Lake Moomaw are open year-round, though services are limited during the winter months. Annual Day Use Passes are available for $30 by phone/mail at 540-839-2321. Please check the Forest’s website for the most current information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/gwj/recreation.
For more information, please contact the James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts at (540) 839-2521, or visit their website at www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj, or follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/GWJNF1