The National Park Service and partners are now finalizing the Visitor Use Management Plan for the Virginia Triple Crown Segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Thank you for providing comments on the draft plan; those comments are shaping the final plan. The final plan will be posted on this website when complete.
The plan examines management options to support health and human safety and to enhance the protection of natural, cultural, and scenic resources and values, while providing visitors with opportunities to be inspired through personal connections with those resources.
Public comments on how to address issues related to impacts to the trail experience and resources, and issues related to safety and parking concerns, were previously compiled in the spring of 2022. This public feedback informed the development of the management strategies in the draft plan.
The National Park Service and partners are appreciative of the time and consideration the public has given this planning process and feel fortunate to have passionate outdoor recreation and environmental stewards in our community who are engaged in this planning effort.
Thank you to those who were able to join us at the virtual or in-person public meetings on August 14 and 15. A video recording of the virtual meeting is available: https://youtu.be/aVPEFaGnEUo
for anyone who missed them.
Thank you for your interest in helping us improve and conserve the Virginia Triple Crown Segment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Superintendent, Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Sarah Bodo 720-415-1290