Charleston, West Virginia

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Recreation in Charleston, West Virginia

State Parks

  • Kanawha State Forest 304-558-3500
    Route 2, Box 285 (Kanawha Forest Drive), Charleston, WV 25314
    In close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley, just seven miles south of Charleston, this 9,300-acre forest offers a wide range of activities for the whole... more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Little Creek Park
    1 Little Creek Park Road, South Charleston, WVLocated off Spring Hill Avenue
    Situated on the west side of South Charleston, Little Creek Park offers 11 picnic shelters, basketball courts, and tennis courts. The park is open from March 1 through... more info

Sports Centers

  • South Charleston Recreation Center 304-744-4731
    601 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309
    This community recreation center features a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, two racquetball courts, basketball courts, tanning beds, and a fully-equipped health club. more info  map


  • Galaxy Lanes 304-925-1156
    6545 MacCorkle Avenue Southeast, Charleston, WV 25304
    Friendly service is paramount at this family-friendly, smoking & alcohol free bowling center. more info

  • Venture Lanes 304-768-7307
    6300 MacCorkle Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177
    Located 10 Miles West
    Venture Lanes features 32 lanes for bowling.  more info  map


  • Berry Hills Golf Course 304-744-8790
    1 Berry Hills Road, Charleston, WV 25314-9749
    Have some fun playing a round of golf at Berry Hills Golf Course. more info

  • Cato Park Golf Course 304-348-6859
    100 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302
    The only public golf course within the city limits, this nine-hole, par three golf course is well-maintained and is an enjoyable course for all levels of golfers. There... more info  map

  • Coonskin Golf Course 304-341-8013
    2000 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
    Situated along the Elk River, this public 18-hole executive golf course was built on flat terrain but is located in the hills.  more info  map

  • Scarlet Oaks Country Club 304-755-0408
    2 Dairy Road, Poca, WV 25159
    Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful day of golf at this semi-private 18-hole, par 72 golf course. more info  map

  • Shawnee Golf Course 304-341-8030
    Route 25, Institute, WV 25112
    Located at Shawnee Regional Park
    Shawnee is a nine-hole, par 36 public golf course with three water hazards.  more info  map

Rafting & Canoeing

  • Appalachian Wildwaters 304-454-2475
    P.O. Box 100, Rowlesburg, WVEnjoy guided day and overnight whitewater rafting trips on the New River Gorge, Gauley River and Cheat River in West Virginia, as well as the Nolichucky River in... more info  map


  • South Charleston Memorial Arena 304-744-4423
    20 RHL Boulevard, South Charleston, WV 25303
    Located at the Shops of Trace Fork
    Open to the public, the South Charleston Memorial Arena features an official size rink for both hockey team play and figure skating clubs. Learn-to-skate programs are... more info


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