Calvin Price State Forest, in southeastern West Virginia, protects 9,482 acres of mountainous woodland drained principally by the Greenbrier River and its tributaries near Hillsboro. Its terrain descends variably from the summits of Beaver Lick Mountain, at an elevation of more than 3,500 feet above sea level, to the banks of the Greenbrier River, at 2,000 feet above sea level.
Much of the original forest had been logged in the late 1800s when the West Virginia Conservation Commission purchased the greater part of the land from the New River Lumber Company in 1953. It has not been developed for recreational use aside from hunting as such facilities have been created in Watoga State Park, which adjoins the forest to the north. Primited camping sites are available in the forest, and much of the forest is accessible only by hiking. The forest, which is renown for its bear and big game as well as its small game, was named in honor of Calvin Price, of Marlinton, West Virginia, a newspaper editor and the chief proponent of the establishment of the state forest. The Allegheny Trail courses through the eastern reach of the forest, and the Greenbrier River Trail follows the river along the opposite bank.
Calvin Price State Forest is located in southern Pocahontas County and in part of northern Greenbrier County near Hillsboro, West Virginia, and Marlinton, West Virginia, in the Allegheny Highlands region in eastern West Virginia.
Calvin Price State Forest
H.C. 82, Box 252
Marlinton, WV 24954