Devil's Backbone State Forest

This 749-acre forest, located in Shenandoah County, was a gift to the commonwealth and is used for education and demonstration, research, timber production, watershed protection and a wildlife sanctuary. The main research focus has been for the restoration of the American Chestnut.

  • Forest tree types: The Devil's Backbone State Forest tree species include: white oak, chestnut oak, scarlet oak, black oak, Virginia pine, red maple, tablemountain pine, black gum, pignut hickory and black birch. The other distinct forest cover is a Southern Pine forest containing mainly loblolly pine and Virginia pine.
  • Hunting: Not permitted on the forest.
  • Horseback Riding: Not permitted on the forest.
  • Parking and access: The Devil's Backbone State Forest is not open to the public.

Last modified: Tuesday, 22-Oct-2019 11:50:51 EDT