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Kanawha State Forest

Charleston, WV
+1 304-558-3500
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Sweet park

We we're looking for a park on our way to Kentucky and found this little jem. No one was at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2Hippies1Dog
via mobile
Good Hiking

Grew up in the area and was a frequent visitor. When I go back home, I try to make it there. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mechanicaljen
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
“great hiking” (4 reviews)
“camping area” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Charleston, WV
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+1 304-558-3500
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"hiking trails"
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"great hiking"
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"camping area"
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"trail map"
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"bath house"
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"paved road"
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"natural beauty"
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"beautiful park"
in 2 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"west virginia"
in 6 reviews
"hike"
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"picnic"
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"campers"
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"firewood"
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"stream"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 2Hippies1Dog
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grew up in the area and was a frequent visitor. When I go back home, I try to make it there. Good for day hikes.

Thank mechanicaljen
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank camper8854
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Cruising2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

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

1  Thank sunshinegirl36
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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.

2  Thank Kay F
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I love all of West Virginia's forests and this is no exception. It's clean and the trails are fun and beautiful. I'll be back many times to come.

Thank maynards05
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This place is great if you enjoy the outdoors or just want to drive around looking at the mountains and scenery! We enjoyed the drive and the comfort of the outdoors!

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful woods, peaceful.... a great place to spend the day. Very child friendly! I've been many times and never disappointed.

Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a great place for a picnic or family outing. There are hiking and biking trails everywhere. Take the family or go alone because this park is never too crowded.

2  Thank cryoung2
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AmyMSa
17 November 2017|
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Response from maynards05 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't
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Tarah W
8 May 2017|
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Response from Nancy S | Reviewed this property |
sorry but you will have to call the office on this question.
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SALEH_12
7 May 2015|
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Response from Woodrow F | Reviewed this property |
If you have a camper or a tent
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