Greenbrier State Forest

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Greenbrier State Forest

West Virginia

(304) 536-1944

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Overview

Located 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.

Map of Greenbrier State Forest (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.739796, -80.332451

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    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.

  • 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.

    The campground opens the second Friday in April and closes November 30th. Only one tent or trailer is allowed per site, and check-out time is noon.

  • Fishing

    The nearby Greenbrier River affords some of the finest smallmouth bass fishing opportunities in the eastern U. S. Stream and lake fishing is available nearby. Some of the more popular species include trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and walleye. West Virginia state fishing licenses are required.

  • Hiking

    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.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed in season. West Virginia state hunting licenses are required.

  • Picnicking

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

Directions

Driving

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

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 536-1944

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