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Kanawha State Forest, Charleston

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Forest State Park
Kanawha State Forest is a 9300acre recreation area located near the community of Loudendale, West Virginia, which is about 7mi from downtown Charleston, West Virginia, United States. It is managed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.While still classified as a "state forest", the West Virginia Legislature has directed that the facility be managed as a state park.The Davis Creek Road entrance to Kanawha State Forest is located at (38.28133, -81.64169).Recreational facilities include overnight camping, picnicking, hiking, a public shooting-range, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and a swimming pool and playground. Several geocaches are located in the forest.
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  • 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.  more »
  • I came up here on a spring morning and had a very nice time hiking. The trail I took was well marked and very safe. My only issue is the park is hard to find your way around. There aren't many signs p...  more »
  • My son and I spent a restful weekend tent camping in early spring. We found a wonderful site (#45) near the mountain stream that goes through the campground. It was a bit cold (40's at night), so we w...  more »