Kanawha State Forest

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Kanawha State Forest
West Virginia State Forest
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Kanawha State Forest sign
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Elevation 741 ft (225.9 m)
Coordinates 38°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
Area 9,300 acres (3,763.6 ha)
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Charleston, West Virginia
Location of Kanawha State Forest in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Kanawha State Forest
Website: Kanawha State Forest

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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