Kanawha State Forest
Located seven miles south of the capital city of Charleston, Kanawha State Forest is an outdoor lover’s haven. It is known for its extensive network of hiking and biking trails and has some of the state’s most popular picnic areas. Campers can enjoy hiking, playground areas, fishing, biking, and…
Campsites may be reserved online, by phone, or at the campground office
Reservations may be made for no less than two consecutive nights on weekends (Fri. and Sat.) or one night (Sun.-Thurs.)
There is a 14-night maximum stay
- Drive-InPark next to your site
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Hike-InBackcountry sites.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Firewood Available
- Drinking Water
- Electric Hookups
- Sanitary Dump
- Sewer Hookups
- Water Hookups
- Pull-Through Sites
This place is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Charleston, some really beautiful trails and great for mountain biking. Decent amenities as well.
Small campground settled in a hollow. Nice small creek that runs through the campground which was good for the kids to play in. Lots of good hiking trails as well. Friendly camp staff that were helpful.
Great place to stay if you want to disconnect from the craziness. No phone signal on AT&T or Verizon. Very limited Wi-Fi at the Ranger Hut near the main bathhouse. Per officials, They are trying to update things, at the the grounds so that is good. Hopefully they will get around to the smaller…
Kanawha State Forest is located in West Virginia
BE AWARE GPS CAN OFTEN GIVE WRONG DIRECTIONS. From I-64 East or West Take Exit 58-A, and drive south on US 119. Turn left onto Oakwood Road at the second stop light, (following the brown and white routing signs to Kanawha State Forest), go ¾ mile and take a left, continuing on Oakwood Road, turn right onto Bridge Road, and right onto Connell Road. At the bottom of Connell, make a sharp left onto Kanawha State Forest Drive, and continue on this road to the Kanawha State Forest Entrance Sign. At the Forest entrance, stay right (DO NOT TURN LEFT). The campground is approximately 4.5 miles from the Forest entrance on the right.
7500 Kanawha State Forest Drive
Charleston, WV 25314