Kanawha State Forest

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Kanawha State Forest
Kanawha State Forest entry sign.JPG
Kanawha State Forest sign
Map showing the location of Kanawha State Forest
Map showing the location of Kanawha State Forest
Location of Kanawha State Forest in West Virginia
LocationKanawha, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates38°16′53″N 81°38′30″W / 38.28139°N 81.64167°W / 38.28139; -81.64167Coordinates: 38°16′53″N 81°38′30″W / 38.28139°N 81.64167°W / 38.28139; -81.64167
Area9,300 acres (38 km2)
Elevation741 ft (226 m)

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]

Recreational facilities include overnight camping, picnicking, hiking, a public shooting-range, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and a swimming pool and playground. Several geocaches are located in the forest.[2]

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "West Virginia State Parks and Forests Geocaching". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2013-01-12.

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