Calvin Price State Forest
|Calvin Price State Forest|
|West Virginia State Forest|
Entrance sign for Calvin Price State Forest
|Named for: Calvin W. Price, editor of the Pocahontas Times newspaper|
|Elevation||2,730 ft (832.1 m)|
|Area||9,482 acres (3,837.2 ha) |
|Owner||West Virginia Division of Forestry|
|Easiest access||drive-up via CR 21|
|Nearest city||Hillsboro, 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. The forest is the newest in West Virginia's system, having been mostly purchased in 1953 from New River Lumber Company. 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. 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.
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.
- "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid" (PDF). West Virginia State Parks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
- "Calvin Price State Forest". West Virginia Division of Forestry. Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
- 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.