Kanawha State Forest

Charleston, WV

The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada. The forest offers some of West Virginia’s best special hikes in winter, spring and fall. A playground attracts families during the summer season and the fully equipped campground is one of the few in the Charleston area.

46 Sites, 25 of which have electricity and water hookups, cater to camper units of 26-feet or less, pop-up and tent camping. Each campsite has a fireplace and picnic table The campground has two bathhouses and a coin operated laundry. Campers can enjoy hiking, playground areas, fishing, biking and more. Firewood and ice are available. A dump station is available for campground guests. The campground is open April to December, weather permitting.

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