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Kanawha State Forest

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Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest’s close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. Some of the state’s most popular picnic areas are here, along with significant hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing opportunities. Kanawha’s swimming pool and playground attract families during the summer season, and the fully equipped campground is one of the few in the Charleston area. The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada



Email: kanawhastateforest1@earthlink.net

Phone: 304-558-3500


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From I-64 in Charleston, take Exit 58A, drive south on US 119. Turn left onto Oakwood Rd. at the second stop light, (following the brown and white routing signs)go 3/4 mile and take a left before George Washington High School continuing on Oakwood Road, turn right onto Bridge Rd., and right onto Connell Rd. At the bottom of Connell, make a sharp left onto Kanawha Forest Drive, follow to the forest entrance



Weather

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 02/20/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. Record high temperatures expected. High 82F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Wednesday 02/21/2018 80%
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 76F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Rain
Thursday 02/22/2018 90%
Rain
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Friday 02/23/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning becoming more intermittent in the afternoon. High around 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Saturday 02/24/2018 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.


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