The Greenbrier State Forest in Southeastern West Virginia near Charleston has more than 5,100 acres of outdoor recreational area. Visitors to the forest can enjoy a wide variety of things to see and do. Visitors to Greenbrier State Forest can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, or simply relaxing and taking in the calm green natural environment.
With its secluded beauty and plenty to do, a visit to Greenbrier State Forest is always a good idea. Greenbrier State Forest has a number of trails for hiking, which vary in length and complexity. A trail map is available online through the park's website. For those with horses, the nearby Greenbrier River Trail is a favorite for biking and horseback riding. It stretches 78 miles along and near the Greenbrier River.
The park also features horseshoe pits, an archery range, and a disc golf course. There’s even a heated pool open Memorial Day through Labor Day between Tuesday and Sunday. During school months, the pool is open weekends and holidays only. The pool has recently been renovated, and now includes a wading pool with sprays, as well as a granite pool basin. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12.
The park features a 16-site campground open to both tents and trailers. All sites have electrical hookups, picnic tables, a fireplace, and a central bathhouse. Camping is open between April and October. You can make reservations between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There are also 14 standard furnished cabins with kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. Cabins are also available April through October.
Greenbrier State Forest is open year-round. Some facilities are only open seasonally. Contact the park for specific dates. If you bring your pup, keep them leashed and pick up pet waste. Be respectful of park rules and other guests. If you’re near Charleston and looking for a place to camp or take a hike with your dog, visit Greenbrier State Forest.