Escape To West Virginia’s Southern-Most State Forest, A Remote Hidden Gem

As a state dominated by rural, mountainous terrain, it should come as no surprise that West Virginia boasts more than her fair share of beautiful state forests and wildlife management areas. As avid nature lovers, we’re thankful for them, and for the work that various state departments put into maintaining these beautiful areas of Appalachia, preserving them for our enjoyment and hopefully for the enjoyment of many generations to come! And one of the lesser known gems among these stunning state land tracts is Panther Wildlife Management Area in McDowell County.

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Panther Wildlife Management Area is located at 239 Ostenaco Road in Panther, West Virginia. You can learn more about the activities available at this state forest by visiting the West Virginia State Parks website here.

Those ancient West Virginian saber-toothed tigers we mentioned earlier? You can learn more about them here.

Address: Panther State Forest, Sandy River, WV 24872, USA