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Department of Forestry

The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) protects and develops healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.

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Virginia has 24 State Forests across the Commonwealth. While some are for research purposes only, most are working forests that offer passive recreational opportunities including walking, hiking, mountain bike riding, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and hunting. A State Forest Use Permit is required for those over the age of 16 for some activities.

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