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Kanawha State Forest

Charleston, WV
+1 304-558-3500
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Lots of playgrounds

You take some pretty narrow, winding roads to get here, but it is a nice park. Lots of old picnic... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Decent if you're hiking

There are tons of trails to find yourself (or lose yourself) on. I really loved the pool but due to... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
Charleston, West Virginia
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

You take some pretty narrow, winding roads to get here, but it is a nice park. Lots of old picnic benches, several covered pavilions, playgrounds, fishing, a few trails (we just drove through, didn't do any trails). Saw deer and birds. Peaceful. Roads are narrow...More

2  Thank okietravelmom
Reviewed July 13, 2016

There are tons of trails to find yourself (or lose yourself) on. I really loved the pool but due to budget cuts it will no longer be opening. I foresee myself going there less and less. It's also tucked pretty far out of the way.

Thank _soulembrace
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Wow! Can't believe how big the park is. Davis Greek trail - got to do. Easy walk along with River strain and lot's trout. total round trip about 3 miles. If you like to fish, you can spend all day at the park. Very very...More

Thank CoyoteWolf
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Nice park with a pool, campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas, and restroom facilities. Well maintained. We enjoyed our visit and plan on returning during our next visit to West Virginia.

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Nice little pond for fishing. Trails look to be wide enough and well maintained. Camping area looked inviting with plenty of playgrounds and an archery range. It was even a relaxing drive out with well marked roads.

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We went camping here. The camp sites are clean and easy to get too. I little too close together in some areas, but some were semi private. The trails were well maintained. We were disappointed to find the pool closed.

2  Thank faykoko
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Very beautiful and yet close to town. Experience the great outdoors while within minutes of the city limits.

1  Thank Virginia S
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

What a great campground, the running creek is so peaceful. We stay every year around Memorial Day and are never disappointed. Hiking trails are nice and clearly marked, rangers are friendly and the camping rates are incredible.

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Nice view but nothing special. Good to visit and have a short break from long driving If you pass by there.

1  Thank lanniandeisi
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Two dogs take forever to get worn out but Kanawha State Forest sure does help. We haven't walked the same trail as we start in one place and just make twists and turns. Maps are available and trails range from beginner to pro but they...More

1  Thank Coach T
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Tarah W
Planning a gender reveal party and was wondering if it cost anything to reserve a shelter or if it's on a first come first serve. Also they are wanting to shoot the target are fire arms aloud within the shelter areas. Thank you in advance.
May 7, 2017|
Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
sorry but you will have to call the office on this question.
Can we find an accomodation there?
May 6, 2015|
Response from Woodrow F | Reviewed this property |
If you have a camper or a tent