Greenbrier State Forest, in southeastern West Virginia, protects 5,133 acres of mountainous woodland on and flanking Kates Mountain south of the Greenbrier River near White Sulphur Springs, WV. Its terrain descends variously from the summits of Kates Mountain, at more than 3,200 feet above sea level, to the margins of Harts Run and Dry Creek, at 1,800 feet above sea level. Shale ridges outcrop on the southeast flank of Kates Mountain, creating a rare habitat that supports Kate’s Mountain Clover a rare species named for its occurrence here. The West Virginia Conservation Commission purchased the land for the forest from the White Sulphur Springs Park Association in 1938, and members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, who had just finished work at Seneca State Forest, began building its facilities. Hunting and fishing are prohibited in areas near visitor facilities. The forest includes campgrounds, rustic cabins, picnic areas, a swimming pool, and hiking and biking trails. The forest is a popular destination for spring wildflower observation.
Greenbrier State Forest
HC 30 Box 154
Caldwell, WV 24925
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