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Calvin Price State Forest
West Virginia State Forest
Entrance sign for Cal Price State Forest
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
Counties Greenbrier, Pocahontas
Elevation 2,730 ft (832.1 m)
Coordinates 38°03′49″N 80°09′06″W / 38.06361°N 80.15167°W / 38.06361; -80.15167
Area 9,482 acres (3,837.2 ha) [1]
Established 1953 [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Forestry
Easiest access drive-up via Circle sign 21.svg CR 21
Nearest city Hillsboro, West Virginia
Location of Calvin Price State Forest in West Virginia
Website: Calvin Price State Forest

Calvin Price State Forest is a 9,482-acre (38 km2) state forest in eastern Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, West Virginia.[1] The forest is the newest in West Virginia's system, having been mostly purchased in 1953 from New River Lumber Company.[2] The forest is named for Marlinton newspaper editor, Calvin W. Price.

The forest is located immediately adjacent to Watoga State Park, which itself was originally a state forest prior to 1934.[3] Because of Watoga's proximity, Cal Price has not been extensively developed. There is a limited amount of primitive camping. Over two-thirds of Cal Price is only accessible by hiking.[2]

Calvin Price is most easily accessible via Pocahontas County Road 21 (Beaver Creek Road) from Huntersville. For approximately 2 miles (3.2 km), CR 21 serves as the border between Watoga and Calvin Price. A series of signs mark each side of the roadway as hunting is permitted in Calvin Price, while it is not in Watoga.

References

  1. ^ a b "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid" (PDF). West Virginia State Parks. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. http://www.webcitation.org/5Yr7moGpC. Retrieved 2008-11-02.  
  2. ^ a b c "Calvin Price State Forest". West Virginia Division of Forestry. Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. http://www.webcitation.org/5fFjSnx3p. Retrieved 2009-03-13.  
  3. ^ Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3.  

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