The Forest is one of the six regions of Appalachia in 2102. It is the first region the player character explores after emerging from Vault 76.


The region surrounding Vault 76 was known as "the Forest" to the survivors of Appalachia. Still rich in plant and animal life, it is an ideal place to scrounge for food and water. Although relatively untouched by the bombs, the Forest is still home to the mutated beasts that now roam the countryside. Survivors even reported finding mutated plants with unusual properties. Near the Vault 76 construction site is the small town of Flatwoods, which was home to a local motel, tavern and church. Vault-Tec projections for the survivability of the area's residents were not optimistic.[1]

The Forest is a region of Appalachia characterized by lush forests growing on rugged terrain, winding rivers, and diverse wildlife. The forest growing throughout this region has discolored foliage similar to that seen in early autumn. The area is home to pre-War towns including Charleston and Point Pleasant, as well as landmarks such as Landview Lighthouse and the Whitespring Resort.


The Forest is in the center-west portion of the Appalachia map, to the north of the Ash Heap, south of the Toxic Valley and west of the Savage Divide. Locations within the region include:

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Mostly untouched by the ravages of nuclear fallout, the gigantic Appalachian forest area comprises the central, western, and northwestern parts of the map (mainly areas in and around Kanawha County). This area offers exceptional scavenging opportunities, remote places to hide out in or near, numerous strange settlements, and many towns, including Point Pleasant (to the west), Morgantown (northeast), Sutton and Helvetia (toward the center), Summersville (north of the large dry lake), and the capital itself, Charleston, which has almost been razed to the ground. Expect some lengthy explorations across the New Gorge Bridge and through the Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant, battling Super Mutants at Wade Airport, losing your footing at Horizon’s Rest...and that’s just scratching the surface! Stay here if you want to scavenge more easily, in less inclement weather conditions, with enemies that are still a threat but usually won’t cause you to flee in terror (especially if you have a friend or three along for the romp). Check the various Public Workshops for areas you can claim and mine the resources just a little more easily than elsewhere in Appalachia. And finally...did you see those glowing eyes staring at you from the woods? Beware the Mothman!Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.284


The Forest appears only in Fallout 76.



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