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Division of Forestry
Tygarts State Forest

Tygarts State ForestThe state bought Tygarts State Forest in Carter County in 1957. It is 946 acres in size and adjoins Carter Caves State Resort Park.

Map of Tygarts State Forest

The forest is open for public recreation, including hiking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. However, off-road vehicles, including ATVs and camping is prohibited. Public campsites are available at the state park. Food and lodging are available at the park and in the cities of Olive Hill and Grayson.

Tygarts State Forest topographic and trail map

Master logger training is conducted in the forest several times a year. There is a timber harvesting best management practices trail leading into the forest.

Directions: From Interstate 64 east take Exit 64 and travel north following the signs to Carter Caves State Resort Park.

 Tygarts State Forest BMP Trail  Tygarts State Forest

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