Cabwaylingo State Forest
|Cabwaylingo State Forest|
|West Virginia State Forest|
Tick Ridge Fire Tower is located in the forest.
|Name origin: Named for surrounding counties of CABell, WAYne, LINcoln, and minGO.|
|Elevation||994 ft (303.0 m)|
|Area||8,125 acres (3,288.1 ha) |
|Management||West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and West Virginia Division of Forestry|
|Owner||West Virginia Division of Forestry|
|Nearest city||Crum, West Virginia|
Cabwaylingo State Forest is a 8,125-acre (3,288 ha) state forest in Wayne County, West Virginia, United States. Cabwaylingo's dense forest was restored and its facilities constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It takes its name from the four surrounding counties: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mingo.
The forest contains a number of projects built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including 14 guest cabins, the park headquarters, and picnic shelters. Another CCC project is the Tick Ridge Fire Tower, built in 1935, which stands as one of the few remaining fire towers in West Virginia although it is closed to the public.
- "Cabwaylingo State Forest". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on April 4, 2001. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid, accessed March 29, 2008 Archived March 14, 2009, at WebCite
- McCoy, John (November 5, 2009). "Cabwaylingo forest is built to last". Charleston Gazette. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- Adams, Nancy Ray (2006). "Cabwaylingo State Forest". In Sullivan, Ken. The West Virginia Encyclopedia. West Virginia Humanities Council. p. 99. ISBN 0-9778498-0-5.