Bourassa State Forest

Bourassa State Forest is a 288-acre (117 ha) state forest located in Bedford County, Virginia, north of Smith Mountain Lake. It is used primarily for timber production, as an outdoor lab, and as a wildlife sanctuary.[1] The forest is adjacent to the Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area.[2]

Bourassa State Forest
Location within Virginia
LocationBedford County, Virginia
Coordinates37°4′45″N 79°31′26″W
Area288 acres (117 ha)
Governing bodyVirginia Department of Forestry

Bourassa State Forest is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Forestry. It is open to the public for horseback riding and hiking; hunting, camping, and motorized vehicles are prohibited.[3] Some uses may require visitors to possess a valid State Forest Use Permit.[1]

See also


  1. "Virginia's State Forests". Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  2. McGarvey, Jason (February 4, 2009). "VOF Finalizes 5,000-Acre Smith Mountain Easement". Virginia Outdoors Foundation. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. "Bourassa State Forest". Virginia Department of Forestry. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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