Mountain Lake, the only natural body of water in western Virginia, actually sits just outside the southwestern Wilderness boundary. Inside the boundary you'll find a highland plateau resting squarely on the Eastern Continental Divide, isolated stands of virgin spruce and hemlock in a typical Appalachian hardwood forest, a mountain bog, and War Spur Overlook, which yields a panoramic view of this Wilderness. Elevations range from over 4,000 feet on Lone Pine Peak near the middle of the area to about 2,200 feet. Deer, bears, squirrels, and grouse run wild in the forest.

Several trails provide access to primitive Wilderness. Approximately one-fourth of the Wilderness lies in West Virginia. Backcountry hiking and camping are unrestricted.

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c/o Eastern Divide Ranger District, 110 Southpark Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

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