Virtually every type of outdoor recreation activity you can imagine is available. Of course hiking, fishing, mountain bicycling and camping lead the way, but don't forget hawk watching, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, nature photography, and orienteering.
Whether you are driving a back-country road, enjoying our glorious fall colors, using binoculars to spot colorful neo tropical birds, or savoring the peacefulness of wilderness, remember that national forests are special places.
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Campground fees are determined by the amenities provided. Reservations for Morris Hill, Trout Pond and Grindstone campgrounds are made by calling the National Recreation Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777. Group campsites are available in several areas. Contact the district offices for reservation information. Non-fee sites are generally more primitive and remote. Camping is also permitted outside of developed campgrounds. Please practice the "leave No Trace" ethic. There is a 21-day limit for camping.
The forests offer excellent opportunities for both bait and fly fishing. Native brook trout are found in more that 500 miles of streams. Many streams and most lakes are stocked with rainbow trout. Anglers also catch bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.
State regulations govern hunting and fishing. Wildlife and fish populations are managed by the Forest Service in cooperation with the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries and West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources. State license and a National Forest Stamp are required for both hunting and fishing.