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West Virginia: Wild and WonderfulGreenbrier State Forest

HC 30 Box 154, Caldwell, WV 24925
Phone: (304) 536-1944

Greenbrier State Forest is located in southeastern West Virginia, near Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs. From Interstate 64 east or west, you want to take Exit 175 (White Sulphur Springs) and follow signs 1 1/2 miles to the forest.

Greenbrier State Forest copyright map by Alan EastepLocated in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres of heavily forested, mountainous terrain for outdoor recreation. Magnificent views of the surrounding countryside are afforded by the impressive and imposing 3,280 high Kate's Mountain.

Picnicking: Numerous picnic sites are offered for forest guests. This area is furnished with tables, fireplaces, drinking water, toilet facilities and you can reserve two shelters. Accessible shelter and picnic sites available.

Hiking/Biking: Thirteen miles of trails crisscross the forest offering everything from glimpses of rare Kate's Mountain flora to a fitness trail near the picnic area. Several miles of forest management roads provide additional hiking and biking opportunities.

Swimming: During the summer season, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the forest's heated pool provides an ideal spot to exercise or just relax. A wading pool for children is also available. Bathhouse and pool are fully accessible.

Cabins: Vacationers may select from among 12 standard, one and two bedroom cabins and one, two-bedroom accessible cabin. Each cabin features electric lighting, a wood-burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, and bath with shower. Cabins are equipped with linens, towels, cookware, utensils, flatware, dishes, drip coffee maker and microwave oven.

Camping: Greenbrier State Forest offers a 16-unit campground, suitable for tents, trailers, and other recreational vehicles. Each site features electric hookup, a picnic table and stone fireplace with a grill. A central bathhouse provides guests with hot showers and restroom facilities. Water is available at a central location. Facilities are fully accessible. Firewood and ice are available from the attendant on duty.

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