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Winter Walk–1/16/21.

Shirley Schweizer Memorial Winter Walk
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 1 PM to 3 PM

The 2021 Shirley Schweizer Memorial Winter Walk at Kanawha State Forest will help hikers understand the features and importance of old-growth forests. Biologist Doug Wood will give a short presentation on the Eastern Watersheds Old-Growth Forest Interpretive Trail Network before leading a hike to show participants the difference in one of the newer-growth areas of Kanawha State Forest. Hikers should dress for the weather, wear a mask, and meet Doug in front of the new KSF office complex, located at the former pool building.

*Sorry! No food will be served, due to the covid pandemic, so please do not bring any homemade soups this year.

First Day hike–2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

There were three options for the First Day Hike 2021 at Kanawha State Forest to help with social distancing.

There was a light rain, but hardy hikers still turned out to celebrate the New Year at Kanawha State Forest. KSF trails’ manager Jody Richmond led the 11 AM hike on the CCC Snipe Trail.

Support KSF – Buy a Brick

A variety of projects are underway to restore and revitalize Kanawha State Forest. Donate a brick today, and help expedite these projects, to ensure a brighter future for this recreational resource. Your brick will become part of the walkway in front of the new forest headquarters.

Just follow the simple step-by-step process to place your order. Be sure you are happy with your brick design as it will look very similar to the image on your computer when completed.

If you have any questions, please contact
KSF Superintendent Chris Bartley

Bat Conservation

“On Friday, March 15, 2019, eight volunteers arrived at the junction of Range Road and Middle Ridge Road in Kanawha State Forest to unload 20-ft long pieces of steel from a flatbed truck to the first staging area. The steel had been purchased from WV Steel Corporation with funds administered by the Kanawha State Forest Foundation and provided by the Hot Rod Devils event organizers, the C. C. Dickinson Family Giving Circle, the Maier Foundation, and private individual donors…..”

-Doug Wood