View Full Version : Channels State Forest in VA

Tennessee Viking
07-03-2008, 01:31
Does anyone know of or been to Channels State Forest above Abingdon VA? I just heard about this new piece of land that Virginia picked up from conservancy groups on the news. Just wondering if there are any scenary or trails there...

07-03-2008, 11:29
Supposed to be pretty cool. Backs up to Hidden Valley game lands & lake to the West. Weird limestone erosion leaving spires and mini-ridges of rock, kind of like walking in a maze is what I imagine. I have not been there b/c it is not yet open to the public, but I have a friend who works for the Nature Conservancy. IIRC, The Nature Conservancy only 'owned' it for a few days, turned it over to the state after aquiring it from private owners. Secondhand info remembered from a few months ago, could be wrong.