Stuart Memorial Drive (Forest Road 91) is a 10.7-mile scenic, graveled road starting in Shavers Fork Valley at the Stuart Recreation Area (elevation 2,240 feet). It is located just north of the entrance to the Stuart Recreation Area and ends on Shavers Mountain at US Route 33. The narrow road climbs steadily along Middle Point Mountain to more than 4,000 feet through the eastern deciduous forest before gradually descending to Alpena Gap (elevation 3,020 feet). Spur roads lead to Bickle Knob and the Otter Creek Wilderness. Access to trailheads for the Otter Creek Trail, Middle Point Trail, and Shavers Mountain Trail are found on this road.
Travel the drive to see the National Forest's multiple-use management at work. There are excellent examples of recreation, grazing, wildlife habitats, wilderness, energy development, and watershed protection. The road can be driven in a passenger car in good weather. During winter there is no maintenance or snow removal so the road can be used for cross-country skiing.
From Elkins, take US Route 33 East for approximately four miles. Turn north on WV 33/8 (old US Route 33) and follow signs to Stuart Recreation Area. Turn north on State Route 6 and drive one-half mile. Stuart Memorial Drive will be a right hand turn.
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