Kumbrabow State Park

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Kumbrabow State Park

West Virginia

(304) 335-2219

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Overview

Kumbrabow State Forest is located along the western edge of the allegheny Highlands atop Rich Mountain. The 9,474 acres of forest range from 3,000 to 3,930 feet above sea level, making Kumbrabow the state's highest forest. Acquired in 1934, the forest derives its unusual name from the three prominent families, KUMp-BRAdy-BOWers, who were instrumental in the purchase of the land.The forest is operated by the multiple-use concept which provides recreation and watershed protection, while practicing the principles of forestry and wildlife management.

Map of Kumbrabow (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.639623, -80.087016

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Activities

  • Camping

    The Mill Creek Campground features beautiful campsites in pristine settings near patches of Rhododendron and a native brook trout stream. The campground is open Mid April through deer rifle season. The campground features at the 12-site campground include picnic tables, fireplace, drinking water, pit toilet facilities. A coin operated shower and laundry is located at forest headquarters. Firewood and ice are available at headquarters during office hours Sites are rented by reservation or first come, first served basis. Only one tent or trailer unit is allowed per site. Families may have one or two small tents in addition to the main trailer unit. R.V.'s longer than 20' may encounter difficulty in finding suitable sites. A self-registration and fee collection station is located in the campground. Please bring correct change.

  • Fishing

    Mill Creek is a native brook trout stream whose swift cold waters provide many hours of good fishing with proper licensing.

  • Hiking

    A variety of scenic trails are available for forest visitors. Certain trails lead to beautiful overlooks of the mountain terrain.

  • Hunting

    Deer, bear, turkey, bobcat and ruffed grouse are the most prevalent game in the forest. A state license is required for hunting which is permitted in the forest in season.

  • Picnicking

    Furnished with tables, fireplaces, drinking water and toilet facilities, numerous rustic picnic sites are provided for forest guests.

    Playground equipment is located at the Meatbox picnic area.

  • RVing

    The Mill Creek Campground features beautiful campsites in pristine settings near patches of Rhododendron and a native brook trout stream. The campground is open Mid April through deer rifle season. The campground features at the 12-site campground include picnic tables, fireplace, drinking water, pit toilet facilities. A coin operated shower and laundry is located at forest headquarters. Firewood and ice are available at headquarters during office hours Sites are rented by reservation or first come, first served basis. Only one tent or trailer unit is allowed per site. Families may have one or two small tents in addition to the main trailer unit. R.V.'s longer than 20' may encounter difficulty in finding suitable sites. A self-registration and fee collection station is located in the campground. Please bring correct change.

Directions

Driving

Kumbrabow State Forest is located off US 219, 24 miles south of Elkins and seven miles south of Huttonsville. US 219 Turn onto Rt 219-16 (Kumbrabow Forest Road) at Elkwater and follow to forest. Coming north on 219, this turn-off is eight miles from Valley Head. Another access to the forest is from WV 15, turning onto a rockbase road at Monterville.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 335-2219

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