Channels State Forest

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Channels State Forest
Map showing the location of Channels State Forest
Map showing the location of Channels State Forest
Location within Virginia
Location Washington and Russell counties, Virginia
Nearest city Abingdon
Coordinates 36°49′40.9″N 81°57′43.5″W / 36.828028°N 81.962083°W / 36.828028; -81.962083Coordinates: 36°49′40.9″N 81°57′43.5″W / 36.828028°N 81.962083°W / 36.828028; -81.962083
Area 4,836 acres (19.57 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Forestry

Channels State Forest is a 4,836-acre (19.57 km2) state forest located in Washington and Russell counties, Virginia.[1] The Channels Natural Area Preserve is located within the forest, which protects the Great Channels of Virginia, comprising crevices formed within 400-million-year-old sandstone outcroppings.[2]

Channels State Forest is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Forestry. The forest is open to the public for hunting, horseback riding, and hiking; camping and motorized vehicles are prohibited.[3] Some uses require visitors to possess a valid State Forest Use Permit.[4]

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  1. ^ "Acreage". Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Channels State Forest (brochure)" (PDF). Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Channels State Forest". Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Virginia's State Forests". Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 

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