Bat Night Bonfire

Kanawha State Forest

This is a super popular event at the forest because you'll learn all kinds of interesting facts about bats, their importance, and have a ton of fun too! Biologist Doug Wood will discuss the importance of bats to the environment and delve into specifics about the 9-species of bats that call Kanawha State Forest home. […]

Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks

Kanawha State Forest

The annual Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks are a great time to visit Kanawha State Forest! Save the date of Saturday, April 23, 2022. The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will […]

Kanawha Valley Community Band: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

The Kanawha State Forest Foundation invites you to celebrate our state's birthday. The Kanawha Valley Community Band will entertain attendees at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2022 in front of the Kanawha State Forest office. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting. Birthday cake and lemonade will be served. There is no charge to attend. […]

Red, White & Blue 5K: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

The Red, White & Blue 5K is Race #1 of the Kanawha State Forest Race series and is scheduled for July 4, 2022. You’ll find the course description at https://runsignup.com/rwbtrail5k. The race starts at Dunlop and progresses to Polly Trail, Polly Road, Beech Glen Trail, Wildcat Trail and back to Dunlop. The race starts at […]

Dog Days of Summer 10K: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

Dog Days of Summer 10K is Race #2 of the Kanawha State Forest Race series and is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022. You’ll find the course description at https://runsignup.com/dogdays10k. The race starts and finishes beside the Kanawha State Forest Office/Gift Shop. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Start at Parking Lot - Shelter #4 (used to be Shelter #9) to Snipe Trail > Alligator Feeder > Pool Hill > Middle Ridge Road/Trail > Oak Flats Trail > Teaberry Rock…

“Rock the Park”: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

"Rock the Park" returns to Kanawha State Forest August 13, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Kanawha State Forest Foundation and open to the public without fee. About this event Hop into your classic car and cruise on out for Rock The Park at Kanawha State Forest where you'll enjoy a day of live music and lots of family fun. We'll have five great bands including the GWHS band, FourSoul, Ghost Fleet, Patty…

CCC Tree Army Legacy of Labor Day 15K: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

CCC Tree Army Legacy of Labor Day 15K is Race #3 of the Kanawha State Forest Race series and is scheduled for Monday, September 5, 2022. You’ll find the course […]

Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walks: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall! Choose from a series of guided hikes on a variety of topics led by members of the Kanawha State Forest Foundation. Registration […]

Bat Night Bonfire : Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

Bat Night Bonfire is a popular annual event at Kanawha State Forest and scheduled for October 22, 2022. You’ll learn all kinds of interesting facts about bats and have a ton of fun too! A discussion about the importance of bats to the environment and specifics of the nine species of bats that call Kanawha State Forest home. There’ll be kid friendly activities also. Bat Night Bonfire begins at 6:00 p.m. For additional information and location about Bat Night Bonfire,…

Fall Classic Trail Half Marathon and 5K: Kanawha

Kanawha State Forest

Fall Classic Trail Half Marathon and 5K is Race #4 of the Kanawha State Forest Race series and is scheduled for Sunday, October 23, 2022. You’ll find the course description at https://aptiming.com/race/1354. The race starts and finishes at Dunlop Hollow. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Start at Dunlop Dunlop > Hard Road > Polly Class Q Polly Alternate Entrance > Portercamp Road > Old Boundary Road > Tuskegee Trail > Power Line Road > Flatlander Trail > Portercamp Trail…