Kanawha State Forest Camping

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 more.

Campground Seasons & Dates

The campground is open spring through fall, weather permitting

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

Campground Amenities

46 sites, 25 of which have electricity and water hookups

Each campsite has a fireplace and picnic table

The campground has two bathhouses and a coin operated laundry

RVs or trailer/truck units longer than 26 feet are not recommended


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