Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

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Coordinates: 38°12′32″N 80°56′19″W / 38.20889°N 80.93861°W / 38.20889; -80.93861
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
West Virginia State Park
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park.jpg
Patterson House
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Nicholas
Elevation 1,696 ft (516.9 m)
Coordinates 38°12′32″N 80°56′19″W / 38.20889°N 80.93861°W / 38.20889; -80.93861
Area 156 acres (63.1 ha)
Established October 28, 1935 [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Summersville, West Virginia
Location of Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in West Virginia
Website: Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an American Civil War battle site that commemorates the Battle of Carnifex Ferry. It is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, a town in Nicholas County, West Virginia. The 156-acre (0.63 km2)[2] park features Patterson House Museum, three views of the Gauley River, hiking trails and picnic facilities. It is one of the oldest state parks in the United States. A Civil War reenactment takes place on a weekend after Labor Day. As Carnifex Ferry State Park, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[3]

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Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the picnic shelters and concession stand to be accessible.[4] The 2005 assessment identified issues with parking lot signage, slippery sidewalks, and insufficient handrails.

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