Your guide to summer adventures at Chief Logan
With two sides of a mountain to explore, Chief Logan has endless opportunities for family fun and adventure.
Country roads, take me home. There’s just something about the scenic mountains and winding roads at Chief Logan State Park that makes you feel like you’re in a place where you belong. Located in the heart of southern West Virginia, Chief Logan is an ideal vacation spot and has become a second home to many West Virginia State Parks visitors over the years.
With hiking trails, plenty of peaceful picnic and fishing areas and access to some of the best ATV trails in the country, there’s plenty of activities to enjoy all year. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your trip to Chief Logan!
Hike like a mountaineer
Set out on a real mountaineering adventure at Chief Logan by taking a hike through the park’s 18 miles of trails. The park sprawls out over two sides of a mountain, which gives you plenty of areas to explore. For an easy stroll, check out the Woodpecker Trail located past the park office. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, hike the Guyandotte Trail, which starts at the head of Mud Lick Hollow and showcases abandoned coal mines and the Guyandotte beauty, an endangered wildflower species that blooms in May.
Your home base for off-road adventures on the Hatfield McCoy Trails
The rugged ATV trails of southern West Virginia are legendary and Chief Logan is a great place to stay if you want to experience the best of them. While ATV use is not permitted in Chief Logan, the park is less than an hour from 6 of the 10 trails in the Hatfield McCoy Trails system. So, if you want to spin your wheels on more than one trail, Chief Logan is the perfect home base.
Distance and Directions to Hatfield McCoy Trails
- 20 minutes from Bearwallow Trailhead
- 40 minutes from Buffalo Mountain Trailhead
- 52 minutes from Cabwaylingo Trailhead
- 33 minutes from Ivy Branch Trailhead
- 54 minutes from Devil Anse Trailhead
- 24 minutes from Rockhouse Trailhead
Pristine cabins, rustic campsites and a cozy lodge
After a day on the trails, there’s nothing better than coming back to a cozy cabin or lodge room and relaxing for the evening.
If you want to feel like you’re staying in your home away from home, you’ll want to book one of the park’s three vacation cabins, which feature four spacious rooms and spectacular views of the park. Chief Logan also has a 75-room lodge with a full-service restaurant, recreation center and indoor swimming pool. If you prefer camping, Chief Logan has 26 campsites for RV and tent camping.
These accommodations go fast, so book your trip today!
Outdoor adventures for everyone
When it comes to outdoor adventures, Chief Logan doesn’t disappoint. If you enjoy fishing, cast a line at Chief Logan Lake, which is regularly stocked with trout and catfish. But before you head out, make sure you purchase a West Virginia fishing license, available at wvfish.com. If you enjoy wildlife viewing, the park has plenty of native species to look for, but the nearby Tomblin Wildlife Management Area is home to elk tours in the late summer.
And with a name like Chief Logan, you would expect the park to be full of Native American history. Like the surrounding town and county, the park is named after Chief Logan, a leader of the Mingo tribe who lived in the area before the American War for Independence. The park also has historical ties to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. A Kanawha 2700 Class locomotive, donated by the C&O Railroad in 1961, remains on display today. Check out the park museum and gain a whole new perspective on this beautiful state park.
Plan your summer trip today
Chief Logan is one of the most popular and most visited state parks in West Virginia and accommodations book up fast. Book your trip today and plan your summer adventures before it’s too late.Book Now