Charleston, West Virginia

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Recreation in Charleston, West Virginia

State Parks

  • Kanawha State Forest
    Route 2, Box 285 (Kanawha Forest Drive), Charleston, WV 25314
    304-558-3500, 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
    601 Jefferson Road, South Charleston, WV 25309
    304-744-4731, 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
    6545 MacCorkle Avenue Southeast, Charleston, WV 25304
    304-925-1156, Friendly service is paramount at this family-friendly, smoking & alcohol free bowling center. more info

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


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

  • Cato Park Golf Course
    100 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302
    304-348-6859, 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
    2000 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
    304-341-8013, 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
    2 Dairy Road, Poca, WV 25159
    304-755-0408, Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful day of golf at this semi-private 18-hole, par 72 golf course. more info  map

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

Rafting & Canoeing

  • Appalachian Wildwaters
    P.O. Box 100, Rowlesburg, WV304-454-2475, Enjoy 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
    20 RHL Boulevard, South Charleston, WV 25303
    Located at the Shops of Trace Fork
    304-744-4423, 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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