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Address: Charleston, WV
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2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Activities: Swimming, Hiking
Description: A convenient location, just seven miles south of Charleston, plus a large...
A convenient location, just seven miles south of Charleston, plus a large swimming pool, playground, hiking and biking trails and a 9,300-acre forest, make this recreational area one of the most popular in West Virginia.
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BRILLIANT 2 DAYS IN THE FOREST

Travelled from England to visit my WV friends who live in Fairmont, Marion County, and we spent a couple of days parked up in this beautiful State Forest. My buddy took his truck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Travelled from England to visit my WV friends who live in Fairmont, Marion County, and we spent a couple of days parked up in this beautiful State Forest. My buddy took his truck camper, and his wife took the car. All amenities already there to hook up the water hose etc. Showers on site. I pitched a small tent and... More 

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Nitro
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I recently spent a weekend camping with my son and his cub scout pack at the Kanawha State Forest and we had a wonderful time. The forest is very clean and very well maintained. We loved all the different trails and streams. We will definately be camping there more in the near future.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I would encourage any trail runners to visit the forest. The trails are well marked and many miles of trails are available. My dogs love getting some miles in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I'm from Texas so This place was Amazingly Beautiful, you get lost in the beautiful scenery ♡ The roads leading to this place are very curvy I even got a little car sick but It was well worth it!

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Fairview, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you need a place to get away especially on a weekday try this place. It is easy to get to and has many hiking trails, picnic areas where you can disappear for a spell to take in the breath taking beauty of the Mountain State! A must see place.

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La Plata, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It took a few wrong turns to weave through the residential neighborhoods to get to the area but we found it extremely nice. While my son worked one day, I went to try the shooting range and had it to my self. It was removed and situated in such a manner as to give protection to out lying areas in... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved the location of this campground! A little tricky to get to (lots of narrow, windy roads) but definitely worth the trip! When I made our reservation, the ranger I spoke with said he had the perfect spot for me and boy was he right! We were close to the bath house and right along the river. Turns out the... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a real gem. Just 10-15 minutes or so from downtown Charleston you can hike, camp, or fish at a small but beautiful state forest. I can only speak to the hiking and camping as I don't fish. Camping is very good, campsite fees are a little more expensive in some places and firewood is $5 a bundle. However,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We hiked the Endless Wall trail and loved the dense Magnolia bushes. It's a fairly easy hike and we saw several families with pre-teens. It took a couple of hours to hike the trail loop, but we stopped for awhile as well. Some of us had flip flops which were a bit difficult as there were quite a few wet... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A great place to go for a walk or a hike. Trails are well marked. Different levels of trails depending on what you're looking for. They have shelters if you are looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors for the day.

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