List of West Virginia state forests

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West Virginia contains a network of eight state forests that help to protect over 70,000 acres (28,000 ha) of wooded lands in the state. Most of the forests are managed by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, although Kanawha State Forest is managed as a state park by the Division of Natural Resources. All of the forests except for Calvin Price contain recreational facilities managed in cooperation with the DNR.

West Virginia state forests[edit]

West Virginia State Forests[1]

Forest

County

Area

Accommodations

Historical
Interest

Swimming

Gift
Shop

Lakes

Boat
Rentals

Acres

Hectares

Cabins

Camping

Thumbnail  image of Tick Ridge Fire Tower at Cabwaylingo State Forest Cabwaylingo Wayne 8,125[1] 3,288 14 21 Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of entrance sign for Calvin Price State Forest Calvin Price Greenbrier
Pocahontas
9,482[1] 3,837
Camp Creek Mercer 5,397[1] 2,184 Check mark
Thumbnail image of Cheat River at Coopers Rock State Forest Coopers Rock Monongalia
Preston
12,747[2] 5,159 25 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Howard Creek gap from Greenbrier State Forest Greenbrier Greenbrier 5,130[1] 2,076 13 16 Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Kanawha State Forest entrance sign Kanawha Kanawha 9,052[1] 3,663 46 Check mark Check mark
Kumbrabow Randolph 9,474[3] 3,834 6 13 Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Seneca Lake in Seneca State Forest Seneca Pocahontas 11,684[1] 4,728 8 10 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Former West Virginia State Forests
Thumbnail image of Panther Creek in Panther Wildlife Management Areas Panther State Forest - Transferred to West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to become Panther Wildlife Management Area in 2008.
Thumbnail image of Watoga Lake in Watoga State Park Watoga State Forest - Established in January 1925 as Watoga State Forest. Became Watoga State Park in 1934.[4]
Map of State Forests of West Virginia
(Each dot is linked to the corresponding forest article)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid" (PDF). West Virginia State Parks. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Coopers Rock State Forest". West Virginia Division of Forestry. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Kumbrabow State Forest". West Virginia Division of Forestry. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ 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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