Lake Moomaw Campground Openings Remain Delayed

Warm Springs, VA – Three out of four campgrounds at Lake Moomaw remain closed for renovation work. Campground reconstruction resumed in March in Campgrounds 1, 2, and 3 at Lake Moomaw after a long delay due to winter weather. These campgrounds will remain closed until new bath house and shower facilities are completed.

Reservations are postponed until we are certain that the contractor will finish work and a reopen date is known. Hopefully mid to late June and we’ll be open again for business. Meanwhile, Sugar Ridge Campground at Lake Moomaw is now open and accepting reservations. Hidden Valley Campground is open for the season. Blowing Springs and McClintic Point are open year round.

The Recovery Act is providing funding for temporary employment in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia in 2010. Trail crews have been trained and work is underway on National Forests trails on the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest. The Student Conservation Association, a long time partner of the Forest Service, is the employing agency and has hired people to accomplish trail maintenance work on National trails in Alleghany, Bath, and Highland counties.
The purpose of this program is to provide employment opportunities, stimulate local economies, and accomplish meaningful work in our national forests.

The Bath County Triathlon will be held on June 19 at Lake Moomaw for the seventh year in a row and is produced by the Bath County Chamber of Commerce and the Warm Springs Ranger District. The Bath County Triathlon is coming off its most successful year and hopes to continue to grow. The idea is to introduce Bath County to people unfamiliar with our area in hopes that people will return for business and pleasure and create a positive effect for our local businesses.

Forest Service roads in Highland, Bath, and Alleghany Counties are receiving road maintenance through the month of June and into July. Roads are being graded, and ditches and culverts are being cleaned on over 100 miles of National Forest roads.

The Recovery Act is providing funding for road repair work on National Forest roads in the Dolly Anne and Tri County areas of Alleghany County. The Tri County road, FDR 271, will be closed from approximately June 15 to August 1 to install an arch drainage structure. The Dolly Anne road, FDR 125, will also be closed for an arch installation from approximately July 17 to September 1. In addition, approximately 9 culverts will be replaced on National Forest roads in the Tri County area of Alleghany in September, 2010 as a result of winter storm damage. Roads will be closed to the public during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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