Kanawha State Forest

Dept. Natural Resources

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Dunlap Hollow Road Charleston, WV 25314 304-558-3500 Official Website

GPS: 38.247, -81.659

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Overview of Kanawha State Forest

Reservations yes

Elevation 984 ft / 299 m

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Holmen, WI Toyota 4Runner and Escapade
12 reviews

Reviewed 8/21/2019

Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11
Overall Rating

Great little park. Lots of hiking. Google took us in the back way (4 mile hollow road) which is gravel and has lots of turns. But our minivan did fine. Lots of nice picnic areas and hiking trails.
We Tent camped in a nice site by the creek. It poured at night but we stayed dry in our tent. Several other campers on a Tuesday night.
Bathhouse was dated but showers were really nice.
They are updating it all for next season tho.
No cell or data at all but they have free WiFi at the main bathhouse & laundry area.
Electric sites are $37.
If the office is closed just find an open spot and they come around to collect money.

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Momof3boys would stay here again

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VA 18' Keystone Springdale Toyota Highlander
58 reviews

Reviewed 5/15/2015

Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

We stayed here one night while we were traveling through the area. This state forest is surprisingly close to Charleston, WV the state capital. We would definitely stay here again, but the campground isn't without issues and therefore difficult to give it a star rating. First, the road into the campground is very steep with many blind sharp turns and through a neighborhood. Large RVs or 5th wheels would not be able to make the road down since we nearly didn't make it with a Toyota Highlander and small tent camper. Most sites are better suited for tent camping due to the size. We found one we got into but getting level was a challenge. I think we paid about $22 to a camp host who came around and collected money. We dry camped with a bathhouse, potable water available, ice and firewood for sale. The bathhouse met our needs but was not fancy. Some playground equipment available.

What we liked: this is very woodsy camping in a cool valley with a tiny stream running though the campground. The kind of stream kids and find crayfish and minnows in. The kind of campground you'd slather on some bug repellent and sit in the shade with a good book.

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ReneeC would stay here again

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  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available


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