Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area Updated:05/2019

Goshen and Little North Mountain are primarily forested, being dominated by upland hardwoods. Elevations on the area range from 1,326 to 3,400 feet. The steepest topography is on the Goshen parcel. It is here, also, that a particularly unique habitat, the "Meadow Ground" is located, providing a valuable, native herbaceous habitat. The Little North Mountain parcel lies in both Augusta and Rockbridge Counties. The narrow configuration follows the ridge of the mountain for which it's named. Three major mountains, Bratton, Forge, and Hogback make up the Goshen parcel.

Recreational Opportunities on this WMA

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Primitive Camping
  • Trout Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Birding


Seasonally opened access roads, parking areas and foot trails are located throughout the area to accommodate users. A parking area has been provided along the Maury River, and a suspension foot bridge near Goshen Pass provides access to the east side of the river and the western end of Little North Mountain.


The southern portion of the area is 12 miles west of Lexington via state route 39 or I-64. The northern portion of the area is ten miles west of Staunton via state routes 254 and 42.

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Contact Goshen and Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Augusta Springs, VA  24430

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Augusta County, Virginia
  • Rockbridge County, Virginia