Kanawha State Forest, Charleston

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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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  • 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 tr...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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!  more »

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