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Chief Logan State Park, Logan

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Chief Logan State Park is located on about 4mi north of Logan in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. The park, the town and the county were all named after Chief Logan, a Mingo (or Ohio Iroquois) Native American leader who lived in the region before the American Revolutionary War. Each summer the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park is the site for outdoor dramas, including the historical drama "The Aracoma Story" about Shawnee tribal members who lived at the present-day location of the town of Logan. The outdoor drama theater produces the Aracoma story and 2-3 other plays or musicals every year.The new Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center opened at the park during the summer of 2006.Museum in the ParkThe Museum in the Park features changing art and history exhibits drawn from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum, including one exhibit on local and regional history. The museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday, and also offers special programs.Features Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center Restaurant Outdoor swimming pool Liz Spurlock Outdoor Amphitheater 25 camping sites Miniature golf Hiking trails 7 picnic pavilions Wildlife exhibit featuring animals native to West Virginia, including black bears, bobcats, barred owls, red-shouldered hawks, wild boar and native reptiles C & O Kanawha class steam locomotive #2755
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  • Hiked a couple of trails and had a great time. Beautiful scenery and well worth a visit if you're looking for an outdoor activity!  more »
  • Normally, I am in the park when the museum is closed, but this trip I was there on a weekday and decided to check out the museum. Many displays to document the history of the area without being too cl...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful place for the area that its in. The museum is very informative and interesting. Great displays that even our 10 and 17 year old found interesting. Its free clean and you can b...  more »
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  • Very serene, quiet and shaded open green space with plenty of amenities and things to keep your family and little ones entertained. Excellent place to come to and relax, clear your head and enjoy some fresh air.
  • I haven't been back to Chief Logan State Park in like 5 or more years. Back then it was nice and seemed to have a good energy. Went back last week and I couldn't wait to get out of there. All the creeks were cloudy white in areas. I also found a drug needle in the parking lot beside the museum area. The museum was still pretty cool. But the pond looked disgusting.
  • We've been to the park several times and are heading there this weekend. We always stay at the lodge on the mountain. Most breathe taking views of the starry sky on a clear night. Can sit around the fire ring outback, roasting marshmallows, and cracking jokes. Would recommend it to anyone and everyone who enjoys the outdoors!!
  • Great place to take your children and see wildlife. Summer time they have a pool with slides, walking trail, a pond for fishing, a place to set up RV's and tents and a small zoo. Just and all around great place. At Christmas time they have the entire place set up with lights to take your children to see.
  • Good place to go for a picnic. Just happened to be the closest public swimming pool where I live. Which has a nice big slide, and two diving boards. The park is old, and due to the decline in coal, it's lost funding. It needs a face lift, and some TLC. There is the Hatfield/McCoy trail for ATV riders up in the mountains.