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Kanawha State Forest
West Virginia State Forest
Kanawha State Forest sign
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 741 ft (225.9 m)
Coordinates 38°16′53″N 81°38′30″W / 38.28139°N 81.64167°W / 38.28139; -81.64167
Area 9,300 acres (3,763.6 ha)
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Charleston, West Virginia
Location of Kanawha State Forest in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Kanawha State Forest
Website: Kanawha State Forest

Kanawha State Forest is a 9,300-acre (38 km2) recreation area located near the community of Loudendale, West Virginia, which is about 7 miles (11 km) 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°16′53″N 81°38′30″W / 38.28139°N 81.64167°W / 38.28139; -81.64167 (38.28133, -81.64169)[1].

One or more geocaches are located in the forest.

Recreational opportunities include:

  • Overnight Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Public Shooting-range
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Swimming pool and playground


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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