Useful links to places of information and maps.  When you are looking to spend some time in an area, it's a good idea to know about some of the lesser known places and roads that are likely to take you to some really nice spots.  Some terms to use when searching:


"Motor Vehicle Use Roads" is a term that will help you find maps with Forest Service Roads.  These are the dirt roads that meander through our National Forests and Parks.  They are not exactly obvious to you when you go to the different websites, so knowing to look for them will help you get back into the woods.  Just be aware that these are generally not very nice roads and you shouldn't drive your Prius on them for the most part.

 

"Primitive Campsites" is another that will help you find maps and information as to where you can camp in the backwoods or other areas in the parks and forests.

 

A great source when visiting the eastern part of the state, rife with maps and tons of information:

http://www.wvhighlands.org/

 

West Virginia Wild and Wonderful - The West Virginia Division of Tourism

http://www.wvtourism.com/default.aspx

 

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

http://www.wvdnr.gov/

 

Monongahela National Forest - Information and links

http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mnf/home

 

New River Gorge National River

http://www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm

 

WV Department of Transportation - good source for road conditions, work zones, traveller information as well as maps of the state and counties.

 

West Virginia State Parks - This link goes to a map of WV State Parks (clickable)

 

http://www.wvstateparks.com/map.html

 

Kevin Adams Book - Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia

 

http://www.kadamsphoto.com/catalog/waterfalls-virginia-west-virginia-kevin-adams-p-36.html?osCsid=9190ba2820e5d42f68ad3515629f99aa

 

West Virginia Waterfalls on Facebook

 

http://www.swimmingholes.org/wv.html

 

http://geology.com/waterfalls/virginia.shtml

 

West Virginia Waterfalls: The New River Gorge

http://www.amazon.com/West-Virginia-Waterfalls-River-Gorge/dp/0929915798

 

Ed Rehbein - http://edrehbeinphoto.foliosnap.net/

 

Randall Sanger Photography - http://www.randallsanger.com/

 

FREE Campsites - http://freecampsites.net/#!Monongahela%20National%20Forest

 

Camping NRG - http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm