List of West Virginia state parks

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Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park

The state park system in West Virginia has grown to 36 parks and 2 rail trails[1] since the dedication of the Droop Mountain Battlefield as the first state park on July 4, 1928.[2] The state park system is managed as a component of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.[3]

West Virginia State Parks[edit]

West Virginia State Parks[1]

Park

County

Area

Accommodations

Dining

Swimming

Gift

Golfing

Acres

Hectares

Lodge

Cabins

Camping

Shop

Thumbnail image of Middle Fork River in Audra State Park Audra Barbour 355[4] 144 Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of the Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park Babcock Fayette 4,127[5] 1,670 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of boulders and boardwalk at Beartown State Park Beartown Greenbrier 110[6] 45
Thumbnail image of Beech Fork Lake and picnic area at Beech Fork Lake State Park Beech Fork Wayne 3,860[6] 1,562 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Cabell
Thumbnail image of the Roman Bath House at Berkeley Springs State Park Berkeley Springs Morgan 7[6] 3
Thumbnail image of the falls at Blackwater Falls State Park Blackwater Falls Tucker 2,358[6] 954 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Blennerhassett Mansion print Blennerhassett Island Historical Wood 511[6] 206 Check mark
Thumbnail image of Bluestone Lake near the state park marina Bluestone Summers 2,154[6] 872 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of view from Cacapon Mountain overlook Cacapon Resort Morgan 6,115[6] 2,430 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Shay Locomotive Bell in Camp Creek State Park Camp Creek Mercer 550[7] 223 Check mark
Thumbnail image of the Blackwater River flowing through Canaan Valley Resort State Park Canaan Valley Resort Tucker 6,300[8] 2,550 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of the Patterson House at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park Carnifex Ferry Battlefield Nicholas 156[9] 63
Thumbnail image of Shay Locomotive at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Cass Scenic Railroad Pocahontas 940[6] (1) 380 (1) Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of an Eastern Hemlock in Cathedral State Park Cathedral Preston 132[6] 53
Thumbnail image of a fishing lake at Cedar Creek State Park Cedar Creek Gilmer 2,588[6] 1,047 Check mark Check mark Check mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the C&O 2755 Chief Logan State Park Chief Logan Logan 3,988[6] 1,614 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the Lookout Tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Droop Mountain Battlefield Pocahontas 287[9] 116

Thumbnail image of the commemorative plaque at Fairfax Stone State Park

Fairfax Stone Tucker 4[6] 2
Preston
Thumbnail image of the Greenbrier River Trail Greenbrier River Trail Greenbrier (2) (2)
Pocahontas
Thumbnail image of the view from the overlook at Hawks Nest State Park Hawks Nest Fayette 370[6] 150 Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of the Holly River flowing through Holly River State Park Holly River Webster 8,294[6] 3,356 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of Little Beaver Lake in Little Beaver State Park Little Beaver Raleigh 562[10] 227 Check mark[11] Check mark
Thumbnail image of a small stream flowing through Lost River State Park Lost River Hardy 3,712[6] 1,502 Check mark
Thumbnail image of Moncove Lake at Moncove Lake State Park Moncove Lake Monroe 896[6] 363 Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of the North Bend Rail Trail North Bend Rail Trail Doddridge (3) (3)
Harrison
Ritchie
Wood
Thumbnail image of the lodge at North Bend State Park North Bend Ritchie 2,459[6] 995 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark(4)
Thumbnail image of Pinnacle Rock Pinnacle Rock Mercer 374[6] 141

Thumbnail image of Bluestone Gorge at Pipestem Resort State Park

Pipestem Resort Mercer 4,050[6] 1,639 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Summers
Thumbnail image of Prickett's Fort Prickett's Fort Marion 188[6] 76
Thumbnail of the entrance sign at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park Stonewall Jackson Lake Lewis 1,736[6] 703 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of a fishing lake at Tomlinson Run State Park Tomlinson Run Hancock 1,396[6] 565 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the Point Pleasant monument at Tu-Endi-Wei State Park Tu-Endi-Wei Mason 4[6] 2
Thumbnail image of the golf course at Twin Falls Resort State Park Twin Falls Resort Wyoming 3,776[12] 1528 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of the rocky shoreline at Tygart Lake State Park Tygart Lake Taylor 2,134[6] 864 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark

Thumbnail image of waterfalls on the Tygart Valley River in Valley Falls State Park

Valley Falls Marion 1,145[13] 463
Taylor
Thumbnail image of Watoga Lake in Watoga State Park Watoga Pocahontas 10,100[14] 4,090 Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Thumbnail image of farm buildings at Watters Smith Memorial State Park Watters Smith Memorial Harrison 532[6] 215 Check mark
Former West Virginia State Parks
Grandview State Park - transferred to the National Park Service in 1990.[15]
Thumbnail image of lodge at former Mont Chateau State Park Mont Chateau State Park - closed in 1977.[16]
Morgan Morgan Monument - acquired in 1956 and transferred to West Virginia Division of Highways for roadside rest area in 1970.[17]
James Rumsey Monument and Memorial - acquired in 1956 and transferred to Shepherdstown for municipal park on 1978-11-06.[17]
Map of State Parks of West Virginia
(Each dot is linked to the corresponding park article)

See also[edit]


Notes[edit]

(1) The Cass Scenic Railroad track is 11 miles (27 km) long[18]
(2) The Greenbrier River Trail is 78 miles (126 km) long[19]
(3) The North Bend Rail Trail is 72 miles (116 km) long[19]
(4) Miniature golf

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official West Virginia State Parks web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2006-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Dedication of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park". West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ "West Virginia Division of Natural Resources web page". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  4. ^ Carrol, S. and Miller, M., Hiking West Virginia, p.92, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT (2003).
  5. ^ "Babcock State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid" (PDF). West Virginia State Parks. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Camp Creek State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Canaan Valley Resort State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2006-03-25. 
  9. ^ a b Staff of the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (1993). "Civil War Battlefields at State Parks". Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  10. ^ "Little Beaver State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  11. ^ "Little Beaver State Park Has a Holiday Surprise for Campers". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. June 30, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions web page". Twin Falls Resort State Park web site. West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  13. ^ "Valley Falls State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  14. ^ "Watoga State Park web site". West Virginia State Parks. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  15. ^ "Grandview Visitor Center web page". New River Gorge National River web site. U.S. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2006-06-11. 
  16. ^ Metzner, Janet L. (2006-06-19). "Group fights possible Mont Chateau development". The Dominion Post. pp. 1–A. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  17. ^ a b Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3. 
  18. ^ "Track Guide for the Cass Scenic Railroad". The Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  19. ^ a b "West Virginia Rail-Trails web page". West Virginia Rails-to-Trails Council. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 

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