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Old 08-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #16
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D'oh. How could I have forgotten about the State Forest!?! I've heard people say the camping was nice, but I've never seen it first hand. I wouldn't worry about staying there at all, it's a State Park so it should be nice with reasonable enforcement around.

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #17
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Kanawha State Forest Camping
Overnight visitors enjoy the forest's 46-site, fully equipped camping area. The campground is served by two bathhouses and coin-operated laundry facilities. All sites have fireplaces and picnic tables. In addition, 25 sites feature electricity and water hookups. All electric pedestals are 20-amp service. Firewood and ice are available. A dump station is available for campground guests.

The campground is open from mid-April through deer rifle season. Only one tent or trailer is allowed per site and check-out time is 12 noon. An attendant is on duty from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. Campers may select a site that is not taken or reserved and the attendant will stop by and register you. Roads leading to the forest are a challenge to campers greater than 26 feet in length. It is recommended to contact the forest office prior to arrival if your unit exceeds atwenty-six or more feet in length to discuss access.

Reservations are only being accepted for periods that include a major holiday, two day minimum.
2009 Campsite rates
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$18 per night

Campsites with water and electric:
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Each additional camper over six (maximum of ten people per site) is $3 each per night.





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Sounds like a great idea. No reservations except holiday weekends, so it looks like first come, first served. Two bathhouses, so we won't arrive smelling like, well, a bunch of riders who have been on the road .

I'll try to call tomorrow and see how full they expect to be.


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Old 08-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #18
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I'd say that would probably work as a meeting place as well. I'm staying with my folks who live in Putnam County, which is a solid 45 minutes East of Charleston.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:01 AM   #19
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I'm just gonna ride from the house Saturday morning. It's a 2-12 hour ride, according to which route I choose.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:13 AM   #20
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Should probably set up a rendezvous [thats a meet up point for you Hillbillies] so we don't straggle into the capital looking like a Kelly's Heroes remake.
I'm planning to have an "itinerary" of sorts posted next week with meeting times/places.


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You realize, of course, that means lights out at 2100 and a 6-mile run at 0430.


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Old 08-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #21
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I'm just gonna ride from the house Saturday morning. It's a 2-12 hour ride, according to which route I choose.
Maybe that should have read "2- infinity" hours, depending on the route you choose...

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Old 08-19-2009, 07:28 AM   #22
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Kanawha State Park

I just spoke to Paul - the office manager at Kanawha State Park - and he said they have been averaging about 10-12 campers per night out of 40+ available spaces. No reservations needed. He said we could put 2 tents on a site. I told him about our markers project, and he thought that was pretty cool. He's a Harley rider and said he may stop by Friday pm to say hi.

EDIT - Directions to campground: I-64 Exit 58A Oakwood. This exit is on the south end of the big bridge just south of the junctions of I79 / I77 / I64. Head toward Rt 119 South. The exit loops around for about 1/2 mile before coming out on Rt 119 South. Go south on Rt 119 about 2 miles. Turn left on Oakwood Road / Kanawha State Park Road and follow that for 6 miles to the campground.

ACHTUNG - It is not the Davis Creek Camping Area as shown on the Delorme Gazatteer, according to Paul. ?????? He said just look for the big State Park camping sign.

I forgot to ask about a 6-mile route for our Saturday morning run.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:14 AM   #23
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I just spoke to Paul - the office manager at Kanawha State Park - and he said they have been averaging about 10-12 campers per night out of 40+ available spaces. No reservations needed. He said we could put 2 tents on a site. I told him about our markers project, and he thought that was pretty cool. He's a Harley rider and said he may stop by Friday pm to say hi.
That's good, and rare. We had a heckofa time up at Blackwater Falls a few years back. There were unrelenting in that policy, so a few of us had to double and triple up in the tents that were set up on legit spaces. Lots of close friends were made that night.

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Old 08-21-2009, 04:41 AM   #24
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Let's hope for nicer weather next Fri/Sat than we're having this morning.

I'm going to try to get away next Fri at noon and head down to Charleston to set up camp at the Kanawha State Forest campground. If you're planning to camp there also, please PM me and I'll try to save a couple of spots (2 to a site OK?) . After I claim a site, I may do some exploring / marker-hunting.

Just updated the Excel Spreadsheet and it looks like we have 553 markers tagged & bagged. I am taking into account the double listings for county line markers. I'll have the new spreadsheet posted later today when I get home (can't upload from work).

Does anyone know of a good meeting place (easy to find) near the Capitol building - say a mile or two? I thought we could all meet there around 11:00 - 11:20, then head over to the Capitol at 11:30. That way, we could be at least semi-situated when Gov Manchin shows up.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #25
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Please Read!!!

Aug 29th Photo Participants - Please Read!!!

Well, I got an email from Mr Geiger. The Gov's office called him today to cancel our photoshoot next Sat (Aug 29th). His next available date is Nov 14th .

Are you guys (and gals) still interested in meeting? My vote is "Yes". I asked Mr Geiger if he would mind being the Master of Ceremonies. I had invited him earlier, but since he is head of the Markers Program, I think it would still be an honor to meet him. It would still be fun to get together and meet y'all.

Please PM me with your vote as soon as possible - Yes, I'd still like to go, or No, I'll pass.

Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #26
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Laidley Field is close and easy to find as it can be seen from a distance and from the Interstate. There is also a gas station and a Wendy's? just across the street from the Capitol Complex. The new baseball stadium is right behind CAMC which is easy to find. There's always the Civic Center parking lot, that's right off of the Interstate.

Quite a bit of options. I'm no good at arranging get togethers, but I am familiar with the area. Give me some guidance on what would be good and I'm sure I can recommend a place.

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:11 PM   #27
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I'm committed. I say we meet anyway. We can have our own photo shoot!

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I'm committed. I say we meet anyway. We can have our own photo shoot!

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Old 08-21-2009, 04:15 PM   #29
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Too bad about the Governor. Makes ya wonder what he heard. That whole political world is a minefield. Photo op's with the wrong crowd, and he, too, could find himself out doing ditch patrol and historical marker inventory.
I would like to still get together for a meet and greet.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:28 AM   #30
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I have received positive PMs from a half-dozen Marker Riders, and all say "Yes - Let's do it with or without the Gov". As of now, let's plan on having a great day! (or two, if you're camping Fri evening at Kanawha State Forest - see post above for information)

I'm working on a list of activities so we're not just standing around wondering "what now?" Don't expect a band and free beer , but I'll try to make it an interesting day.

Check back for updates.
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