Description - **Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**
Today the 4,000-acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park features a 25-site campground, modern restaurant, outdoor amphitheater, conference center and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy miles of hiking trails, a swimming pool with water slide, tennis, and miniature golf. Picnic shelters and playgrounds are found throughout the park.
- Recreation opportunities abound at Chief Logan State Park. A variety of game courts, including miniature golf, tennis, and basketball are offered for a nominal fee. A bocce court is also available. Don't worry if you forget your racquet, equipment may be rented at the game courts.
The park swimming pool is open on a daily basis from Saturday, May 27, 2006 to Monday, September 4, 2006. The pool is popular with local citizens as well as guests because it features a modern water slide. A kiddie pool with fountain is available for our younger visitors. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission price is $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. After hours parties are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $100 upon making reservation plus the cost of admission for each person. Call park office at 304-792-7125 to schedule special parties.
Miniature Golf is open on Saturday, May 29, 2006 thru Monday, September 4, 2006. Hours are 12 noon to 8 p.m. Price is $3 per person.
Traversing the park are 18 miles of trails that offer diverse hiking experiences from leisurely to challenging. The trails provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the park's spring wildflowers and abundant wildlife. Some trails are recommended for mountain bike enthusiasts.
A modern conference center and restaurant offers visitors to Chief Logan an excellent menu selection in a tasteful setting. The large facility is a popular location for meetings, wedding receptions and family, class and church reunions. Restaurant hours vary according to the season but is open full-time Memorial Day to Labor Day. You can contact the restaurant directly at (304)-855-1844.
An attraction at the park is a wildlife exhibit which features West Virginia-native animals. Visitors can observe black bears, bobcats, barred owls, red shouldered hawks, wild boar and reptiles. The center is an ideal stop for school children to learn more about the fauna of the area.
Conveniently scattered throughout the park are secluded picnic sites for the family to enjoy, as well as, seven covered pavilions for family reunions and large get togethers. Shelters may be reserved but are available first-come, first served.
Nearby is the Hatfield and McCoy Trail, open to ATVs, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikers, Horses and Hikers. You may visit their web site at www.trailsheaven.com for more details
Museum in the Park - A Place for Art, History, and Ideas
The new Museum in the Park features artwork and historical items from the collection of the West Virginia State Museum. There are regular programs to complement the displays, so there are new experiences every time you visit. At least one area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history.
Exhibits scheduled at the museum through October include a display of coalfield photography from Fayette and Raleigh counties, as well as artifacts related to the early coal mining and railroad industries in southern West Virginia. An exhibit about the lives of women in West Virginia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries will feature an 1830's spinning wheel from Mason County; a yarn winder from Gilmer County; a vintage sewing machine and other sewing implements from Greenbrier County; and historic photographs from Lewis and Berkeley counties. An exhibit of items from Logan County collections, including photographs and Native American artifacts, also will be featured.
The Museum in the Park will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Please call the museum directly for more information on upcoming displays and programs, 304-792-7229.
Recreation - Swimming, Mini-golf
Horseback Riding, Picnicking
Game Courts, Playgrounds
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
Chief Logan is located in the southwestern part of West Virginia. From the North follow U.S. 119 south. Continue on U.S. 119 two miles past Chapmanville. Turn east onto Rt. 119/90 (Old Logan Road) and proceed six miles to the park entrance. From the southeast follow Rt. 10 North to the park entrance. The park is northwest of Logan.