Laurel Fork Wilderness Area

The Laurel Fork of the Cheat River is characterized by its narrow valley floor with regularly dissected slopes and long narrow ridges. The continuous forest cover of primarily Beech, Maple, Birch, and Cherry is occasionally broken up by beautiful meadows along the river. Within the combined 11,839 acre Wilderness Area the elevations range from 2,900 feet to over 3,700 feet.

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Otter Creek Recreation Area

Otter Creek Wilderness is 20,698 acres in size. The Otter Creek Wilderness lies in a bowl formed by Shavers Mountain and McGowan Mountain. Most of the streams flow north into Otter Creek. Vegetation consists of second-growth timber, rhododendron, and a variety of mosses and lichens. Elevations range from 1,800 feet at the mouth of Otter Creek to 3,900 feet on McGowan Mountain. Otter Creek Wilderness has 45 miles of trails, many of which follow old railroad grades, logging roads, or farm roads.

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Stuart Recreation Area – Monongahela National Forest

This beautiful park within the Monongahela National F0rest offers tent and RV camping, swimming, picnic pavilions, and the beautiful Stuart Memorial Drive leading to Otter Creek Wilderness Area and Bickle Knob.

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