Cabwaylingo State Forest RV & Campground Guide
Cabwaylingo State Forest is a state park area that spans over 8,000 acres in southern West Virginia. Located in Stonewall, northwest of Wilsondale, the park is fairly close to the West Virginia/Kentucky border. During the 1930s and 1940s, the Civilian Conservation Corps build cabins and other structures in the area, and many of them are still in use today. Most of the area is heavily forested, which means there are plenty of trails to explore. The park also has an overhanging rocky cliff that sheltered early settlers from the wind and rain.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Cabwaylingo State Forest
RVing and exploring the mountains of West Virginia can be a lot of fun when you are traveling with family. You will be able to have the comforts of home while you are away and any of the accommodations that you need for daily life. If you don’t have an RV, there are plenty of options available for rent at RVshare.
East Lynn Lake Campground
East Lynn Lake Campground is located next to East Lynn Lake, so it is a great place for anglers and those who enjoy doing water activities to stay. The campground has 167 sites with electric and water hookups, and there is plenty of shade at each site.
Water hookup: Yes
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: No
Other amenities: A boat ramp, basketball courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, trails, and kayak and canoe rentals
The Falls Campground
The Falls Campground is located near the Falls of Blaine Creek, so the sound of the water tumbling down the fall is peaceful and relaxing. There are about 100 campsites at this location, and many of them are pull-through so that you can easily park your RV.
Water hookup: Yes
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: Yes
Other amenities: A playground, fishing, horseshoes pits, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and hiking trails
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What to Do at
Cabwaylingo State Forest
Inside Cabwaylingo State Forest
Cabwaylingo State Forest is a great place to go hunting if you have the right license. You will also want to do some fishing in the park; you can do this off the shore or from a boat. Twelvepole Creek is stocked with trout between February and May, so the fish you can catch will be plentiful. There are also basketball and volleyball courts at the park to use, and if you don't have your own gear, rental options are available. There are also six trails that you can hike or bike, but since hunting is permitted in the park, make sure you wear bright clothing.
Outside Cabwaylingo State Forest
In the area outside of Cabwaylingo State Forest, there are a lot of things that you can see and do throughout the year. There is an annual forest festival held in September that has a parade, a horseshoe tournament, a car show, live music, and more. In the fall, you can visit Cabwaylingo's Haunted House for some scares and fun. There are also several shops and attractions nearby that you can enjoy while you are visiting the area. You may even want to try out some local eats when you are done exploring Cabwaylingo State Forest for the day.
Jaime's Family Restaurant is a pub-style restaurant that has an enclosed heated porch where you can enjoy a meal when the weather is cool. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a great place to sit down and enjoy some comfort food with your family after a long day of hiking.
Location: Co Hwy 3/05, Dingess, WV 25671
Minas Mexican Restaurant is a great place to try some authentic Mexican food during your time in the area. They serve fajitas, chimichangas, quesadillas, and burritos. If you save room for dessert, they have Churros Con Cajeta and Cheesecake Chimi that are delightful.
Location: 49 Hartford St, Chapmanville, WV 25508
Giovanni’s Pizza is a great place to eat because everyone loves pizza from time to time. This is a family-owned restaurant that uses quality ingredients. In addition to pizza, you can get a calzone, a salad, a sub, or an Italian dish in a matter of minutes.
Type: Italian, Pizzeria
Location: 54 Main St, Kermit, WV 25674
El Burrito is a restaurant where you can get a quick bite to eat. They have a menu that is better for kids. Don't forget to save room for dessert.
Location: 323 Old Rte 52, Kermit, WV 25674
Captain D’s is a restaurant that has a wide selection of seafood. Their seafood gumbo is delightful, but if you have a big appetite, try their Ultimate Seafood Platter to get a taste of more of their cuisine. Make sure to save room for a slice of cheesecake.
Location: 109 Nick Savas Ave Dr, Logan, WV 25601
Copley's Market is a supermarket where you can stock up on groceries during your trip. You can grab drinks or snacks as you run out of them. You can also get food for meals if you need more than you packed in your RV.
Location: 464 Crum Rd, Crum, WV 25669
Family Dollar is a bargain store where you can get items that your family needs for about a dollar. They sell cleaning products, basic food items, and toys. They also have seasonal items in case you want to decorate your RV for a holiday.
Location: 1034 McClellan Hwy, Harts, WV 25524
Walmart Supercenter is a great place to know the location of because they have a little bit of everything in their store. You can purchase things like a swimming suit if you forgot it here so that you can jump in the campground pool. You can also get food, toiletries, and medicine at Walmart.
Location: 77 Norman Morgan Blvd, Logan, WV 25601
Dollar General is a store where you can purchase merchandise for just a few dollars. They have snacks that you can enjoy as well as drinks to keep you from dehydrating while you are exploring Cabwaylingo State Forest. They also have pet stuff that you can purchase to make your pup happy if they are camping with you.
Location: 384 WV-65, Williamson, WV 25661
Rite Aid is a pharmacy that will be handy to have nearby while you are traveling. You can get things like Tylenol at this location. You can also get toiletries if you run out during your travels.
Location: 9145 Beauty Rd, Warfield, KY 41267
Museum in the Park
The Museum in the Park showcases West Virginia history through art. This museum is located in Chief Logan State Park, and there are several exhibits that you can explore. Make sure to take a look at some of the photos in the museum lobby.
Location: 860 Wolfpen Hollow Rd, Logan, WV 25601
Fallsburg Fearplex is a haunted attraction that is located on a local farm. There are four different attractions that you can enjoy at the Fallsburg Fearplex, and each one is unique and designed to scare your socks off.
Location: 5650 Hwy 3 North, Louisa, KY 41230
Death Rock is a hiking trail that takes you to an elevation of 1,200 feet. When you are at the top, you can see at least 30 miles on a clear day. In the fall, the foliage of the surrounding area is breathtaking.
Location: Williamson, WV 25661
The Bituminous Coal Heritage Foundation Museum is a site that preserves mining tools, company records, and mining history of the area. In addition, you can find Civil War memorabilia and Battle of Blair Mountain artifacts in the museum. There is also a memorial at this location for fallen miners.
Location: 347 Main St, Madison, WV 25130
Waterways Park is a great place to cool off. You can spend time in the pools or take some thrilling waterslide rides. There are lazy rivers that you can relax in as well as trails that you can enjoy walking.
Location: 628 Waterway Rd, Julian, WV 25529
How to Get to
Cabwaylingo State Forest
From Huntington, head south on WV-152, then turn right onto Co Highway 40. Turn right to follow Co Highway 35 for about four miles, and then continue on Co Highway 41 until you see Cabwaylingo State Forest's entrance.
Entering Cabwaylingo State Forest
Cabwaylingo State Forest is open daily from dawn until dusk.
Cabwaylingo State Forest Entry fee : $0.0
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