Kanawha State Forest

Dept. Natural Resources

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

GPS: 38.247, -81.659

Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1043 ft

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18' Springdale Summerland 1800 Bunkhouse Toyota Highlander
54 reviews
Days stayed: 1

ReneeC would stay here again


Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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