Monongahela National Forest Opens More Recreational Sites
In a press release dated June 23rd, Monongahela National Forest officials announced they will open additional developed recreation sites Thursday, June 25.
Developed recreation sites set to open are:
- Tea Creek Campground in the Marlinton area
- Cranberry Campground near Richwood
- West Shore Camping Loop at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area near White Sulphur Springs. All other facilities, including additional camping loops, picnic area, swimming beach and restrooms, are closed.
Roman Torres, Deputy Forest Supervisor said “Most of the Forest remains open to the public for activities like hiking, bicycling, backpacking, and scenic driving. At this time more than 90% of developed recreation sites are now open. We ask that visitors continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing wherever they choose to visit.”
Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Certain services may still be unavailable, so visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.
Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit and to pack out everything they bring, especially trash. Please remember to avoid congregating at trailheads and parking areas, and refrain from gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance.
For a full list of open areas and up-to-date information on re-openings, visit the Monongahela forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/mnf.