Calvin Price State Forest

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Calvin Price State Forest
West Virginia State Forest
Calvin Price State Forest - Sign.jpg
Entrance sign for Calvin Price State Forest
Named for: Calvin W. Price, editor of the Pocahontas Times newspaper
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; -80.15167Coordinates: 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.


  1. ^ a b "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid" (PDF). West Virginia State Parks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-26. 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. 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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