L ogan County was formed in 1824 and named in honor of the famous Mingo Indian Chief Logan. The county is comprised of three main cities: Chapmanville, Logan, andMan. Logan is a small town big on history, the arts, and outdoor fun. It sits smack dab in the middle of West Virginia’s southern coalfields and has been a hub for the coal industry for decades. Logan is also the birthplace of Captain William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, the patriarch of the Hatfield clan during its feud with the McCoys in Kentucky. He’s buried in the Hatfield Family Cemetery just outside of town in Sarah Ann—the grave is topped with a life- sized statue sculpted from Italian marble. Nearby, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails system is one of the longest systems of ATV and UTV trails in the world. It covers more than 700 miles and spans nine counties in southern West Virginia. One of the original, most difficult, and most popular of those trails, the Bearwallow Trail System, has a trailhead in Logan that has brought thousands of tourists to town since it opened in 2000. It’s even legal to ride an ATV or UTV on many streets in Logan. The growth of ATV-related businesses has transformed the economy of Logan County from one once dependent on coal to one based now on tourism and outdoor recreation. Lodging, restaurants, and other businesses servicing visitors and locals have become the backbone of the region’s economy. hatfieldmccoycvb.com LEGENDARY CHARACTERS— MODERN ADVENTURES CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK T here’s just something about the scenic mountains and winding country roads at Chief Logan State Park that makes you feel like you’re in a place where you belong. Just four miles north of Logan, Chief
hundreds of miles of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails system’s world-class ATV trails. While ATV use is not permitted in Chief Logan State Park, the trails are only a short drive away and provide hours of thrilling outdoor recreation. Overnight guests have access to the recreation center’s aquatic and fitness centers, professional sports shop, multipurpose areas, and elevated walking track. Chief Logan also has three newly built four-room cabins. Each cabin offers spectacular views of the park, which you’ll want to enjoy from the porch as you sip your morning coffee. The cabins feature large living areas and all the modern conveniences you and your family will need, making them perfect for vacations, reunions, weddings, and getaways. The cabins feature West Virginia products, including original artwork by state artists, Homer Laughlin china, and Wild Mountain Soap products.
Logan State Park features a museum and gift shop, campground, wildlife center, fishing pond, swimming pool, and a miniature golf course. Set out on a real mountaineering adventure by trekking some of the park’s 18 miles of hiking trails. Sprawled out across two sides of a mountain, the park gives you plenty of areas to explore. On Friday and Saturday evenings, check out the Pickin’ in the Park music jams, or attend a performance at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater, where you can see the region’s Native American history played out in “The Aracoma Story.” If an adrenaline rush is more your thing, don’t miss your chance to race through
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