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Chief Logan WV State Park

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“Chief Logan State Park is a 4,000-acre recreational area with lodging, conference facilities, campgrounds, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities and attractions. Located four miles north of Logan in the heart of West Virginia’s southern coalfields, Chief Logan State Park is one of the most visited facilities in the West Virginia State Parks System. It is known for its annual “Christmas in the Park” drive-thru holiday light display. One item of note, the lodge and the surrounding state park are within a few miles drive from each other. Separated by a scenic mountain, guests can stay and enjoy the amenities at Chief Logan Lodge, and then take a short drive to explore the surrounding state park.”

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“Like the surrounding town and county, Chief Logan State Park is named after Chief Logan, a leader of the Native American Mingo tribe who lived in the area before the American Revolutionary War. The park was designated a recreation area in 1960 and became part of the state parks system in 1968. The park also has historical ties to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. A Kanawha 2700 Class locomotive, donated by the C&O Railroad in 1961, remains on display today.”

Explore WV DNR’s “Chief Logan State Park” Website

View WV DNR’s “Chief Logan State Park and Chief Logan Lodge” Brochure  pdf  (2012)

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(2:44/2019/On the Road in West Virginia: Our 55 Counties)

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