Matthews State Forest

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Matthews State Forest is a Virginia state forest located in Grayson County, near the City of Galax. It is used for research into the American chestnut, as well as for demonstration of forestry management techniques; it serves as watershed protection and as a wildlife sanctuary, and has facilities for hiking. Hunting is permitted on its 566 acres (2.29 km2).


Coordinates: 36°37′38.3″N 80°57′31.6″W / 36.627306°N 80.958778°W / 36.627306; -80.958778