Kanawha State Forest

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Kanawha State Forest

Kanawha State Forest
7500 Kanawha State Forest Drive
Charleston, WEST VIRGINIA 25314

Contact phone: 304-558-3500
Contact phone 2: 800-CALL WVA
Fax: 304-558-3508
Web site: http://www.kanawhastateforest.com
Contact e-mail: kanawhasf@wv.gov
Latitude: 38.261873
Longitude: -81.658299


Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest's close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. Some of the state's most popular picnic areas are here, along with significant hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing opportunities. A playground attracts families during the summer season and the fully equipped campground is one of the few in the Charleston area. The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada.

This facility is included in "A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia."
Please check the Guide or the site for information on accessibility. Please note - a self-reporting survey was used to compile the information in this Guide; every attempt was made to verify the accuracy of the information but West Virginia Division of Tourism is not responsible for errors or inaccuracies.


  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electricity 30 AMP
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • MasterCard
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • RV Sites
  • Shower Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Visa
  • Water Hookup