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Things to Do


biking through the meadows of pocahontas countyThirteen 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.

For trail descriptions, click here.
For forest map, click here.

Disc Golf

An 18-hole permanent disc golf course was established at Greenbrier State Forest in 2009. The landscape features open long course on the front nine and tight wooded and sloped terrain on the back nine. Tees are grass with natural boxes and holes feature DISCatcher chain baskets. Par for the course is a 54 and overall course length is 4090 ft.


During the summer season, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Greenbrier State Forest heated pool provides an ideal spot to exercise or just relax.While school is in session the pool will only be open on weekends and holidays.  When school is not in session the regular summer schedule for the pool is open Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Monday.

The recent pool renovation included new gunite pool basin, new piping and mechanicals and a new wading pool with spray features.  The bathhouse and pool are fully accessible at Greenbrier State Forest.  The pool hours are 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12 years of age.  Season passes and books of passes are available. 

Note:  After August 15 we plan to have the pool open on Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day.  Other days may be open and dependent upon our lifeguards school schedule. Open dates in late August are subject to change. Please call for open dates.  Thank you.


swimming pool at greenbrierNumerous 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.

Game Courts

An archery field range, muzzleloading rifle range, horseshoes and volleyball are available.  Playground equipment is provided at the picnic areas.


In season, hunting is permitted on the forest. 

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 hunting/fishing licenses are required.


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