About This Park

Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia, Chief Logan State Park is a 4,000-acre haven with lodging, conference facilities, campgrounds, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities and attractions. Chief Logan State Park is one of the most visited facilities in the West Virginia State Parks System and is known for its annual “Christmas in the Park” drive-thru holiday light display. Chief Logan Lodge and the surrounding state park are within a few miles drive from each other. Separated by a scenic mountain, guests can stay and enjoy the amenities at Chief Logan Lodge, and then take a short drive to explore the surrounding state park.

Located near the trailheads of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, Chief Logan State Park is an ideal destination for an overnight stay after a long day on the trails.

Note: The outdoor swimming pool at Chief Logan State Park is open on Saturday and Sunday only until Labor Day Weekend and open on Labor Day. The outdoor pool will reopen Memorial Day Weekend in 2024.


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  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • DeerViewing
  • Museums & Historical Sites
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Swimming
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    Wildlife Viewing
Attraction is located outside of the park.


Like the surrounding town and county, Chief Logan State Park is named after Chief Logan, a leader of the Native American Mingo tribe who lived in the area before the American Revolutionary War. The park was designated a recreation area in 1960 and became part of the state parks system in 1968. 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.


Chief Logan Lodge has a full-service restaurant that’s open daily. The conference and special event center can cater for groups using the event spaces. Food and beverage service for all groups, whether overnight or day-use, is available year-round with pre-planned breaks, meals, and special events.

Restaurant Hours

Winter Hours for Whispering Ridge Restaurant at Chief Logan Lodge are:


Open from noon until 3:00 p.m.

Lunch Hours

Wednesday – Saturday -11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Restaurant is closed for lunch on Monday & Tuesday through winter. 

Dinner Hours

Wednesday – Thursday – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

When buffet-only evenings occur, buffet hours are posted in the dining room.

Restaurant is closed for dinner on Monday & Tuesday through winter. 

Complementary express breakfast will be offered daily.



Download Park Trail Map

Backbone Trail

The starting point is near the park office.

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Buffalo Trail

The starting point is across from shelter 1. The trail has a short but very steep climb.

Distance: 2.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Cliffside Trail

The starting point is near the park office. The trail begins with a short climb and levels off.

Distance: 1.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Coal Mine Trail

This trail starts in the campground behind campsite 2. It follows a mine tram road, passing old mine openings and a tipple site. Because of steep drops, children should not take this trail unsupervised.

Distance:  1 mile

Difficulty: Moderate

Fitness Trail

This trail starts across from the multipurpose building and has a series of exercise stations along it.

Distance: 1 mile

Difficulty: Moderate

Guyandotte Beauty Trail

The trail starts at the head of Mud Lick Hollow. Sights along the trail include abandoned coal mines and the endangered wildflower species the Guyandotte beauty, which blooms in May.

Distance:  1.1 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Lake Shore Trail

The trails starts at the lower end of the lake. Many spring wildflowers may be seen along the trail.

Distance:  1.1 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Shawnee Trail

This trail starts at the amphitheater. It is a great location for viewing spring wildflowers.

Distance: 0.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Waterfall Trail

This trail begins at the first bridge on the left above the park office and makes a loop. In the rainy season, it is possible to see a small, natural waterfall.

Distance: 0.75 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Wilderness Trail

The trail begins at the campground. It is mostly easy walking, but is considered difficult due to the trail length and terrain changes.

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Wild Turkey Trail

The trail begins between campsites 16 and 17. It follows an old timber road and intersects with the Wilderness Trail, ending at the water tank near the conference center.

Distance: 1.3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Woodpecker Trail

The trail starts at the first parking area on the right, past the park office. Many spring wildflowers may be seen along the trail.

Distance: 2.3 miles

Difficulty: Easy