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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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We hiked some of the trails, they are nice and well maintained. We saw two snakes on the trails so be careful. We took mossy rock, alligator rock, middle ridge and cr trail. The park is nice and very clean. The restrooms are in need...More
Called them, asked if they were close to hwy 77, guy said they were relatively close, I’m guessing 5 miles - it was 15! Asked if they had food, he said yes, they had none! Thanks goes out to the park ranger for bringing me...More
Kanawha State Forest is a hiker's dream a short stone's throw from downtown Charleston, West Virginia. Located only 7 miles from the city, the forest is well known for hiking, biking and picnicking. Camp sites are also available. Kanawha State Forest is home to more...More
We were in Charleston for a country music concert and wanted to do some hiking before the concert. The park is off the highway and has some crazy twists and turns but it is worth the drive. The ranger at the office was very nice...More
We we're looking for a park on our way to Kentucky and found this little jem. No one was at the office but all we do is pick a site and someone eventually comes and gets your money and also brings you some wood. We...More
What a hidden gem! Stayed overnight near the flowing creek. Beware of GPS leading you to tunnel that is too small for camper to go through near McDonalds in Charleston. Drive up with 23 foot travel trailer on narrow paved 2 way road with sharp...More
My husband and I needed a place to spend the night and take a break from our road trip. We took our 25 ft class C RV into the park.
It was just beautiful and we were sorry that we didn’t have time to explore...More
Lots of parking, great water features, nice trails. The day was warm and filled with sunshine. Could easily spend more than one day here. Just beautiful. Also, since it's off season, all the bathrooms are boarded up.
Do wish I had preprinted a map or...More
West Virginia has many beautiful places to hike. I wish that I could say that this was one. The paths are overgrown and not well marked. Cannot rely on GPS because there is no cell service. A paper trail map is advised.