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Panther State Forest 

Panther State Forest is located in the rugged mountains near the southern border of West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky.

Box 287
Panther, WV 24872
Phone: (304) 938-2252

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From Route 52, one mile north of Iaegar, turn at forest sign to Panther.

At the Panther Post Office, turn left at sign and follow road approximately 3.5 miles to forest entrance.

The 7,810 acre state forest offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.

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West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful

Located in the rugged hills near West Virginia's southern border with Virginia and Kentucky, Panther offers a small campground in heavily wooded surroundings. Hiking trails to scenic overlooks, trout fishing, picnicking, swimming and hunting are featured at the forest.

Swimming: Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the Panther State Forest swimming pool provides an ideal spot to cool off and relax from the summer heat. A wading pool for children is also available. The pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day. Evening pool rentals are available.

Picnicking: Picnic areas vary from areas with playgrounds, shelters, volleyball court, grills, picnic tables, and hand-pumps to picnic areas off by themselves with a fireplace and picnic table. Picnic shelter reservations are available by calling the park office.

Hunting and Fishing: The forest offers excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing. During the spring months, a four-mile section of Panther Creek within the forest is stocked with trout. Excellent deer, turkey, squirrel, and grouse hunting is permitted in-season on the forest and on the 2,830 acres of wildlife management area that connects to the forest. Hunting is not permitted in designated safety zones. West Virginia state hunting and/or fishing with trout stamp license is required.

Hiking: Miles of connecting trails and unimproved roads are open for hikers and walkers. All gated roads are open to foot traffic. Map and trail guides are available at the forest office.

Camping: An improved rustic campground is located beside the beautiful, trout-stocked Panther Creek. All six sites have electrical hook-up, fireplace, and picnic table. Pit toilets and a well hand-pump are conveniently located for campers to use.

Group Camp: A 60-person barracks and modern kitchen complex provides organized groups a well designed overnight facility. The group camp is rented by the week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A minimum of two nights rental is required in spring and fall. Reservations are required.

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