North Bend State Park

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Coordinates: 39°13′15″N 81°06′35″W / 39.22083°N 81.10972°W / 39.22083; -81.10972
North Bend State Park
West Virginia State Park
North Bend State Park-Lodge.jpg
North Bend Lodge
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Ritchie
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Coordinates 39°13′15″N 81°06′35″W / 39.22083°N 81.10972°W / 39.22083; -81.10972
Area 2,459 acres (995.1 ha) [1]
Established 1951 [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Cairo, West Virginia
Location of North Bend State Park in West Virginia
Website: North Bend State Park

North Bend State Park sits on 2,459 acres (995 ha)[1] along the North Fork of the Hughes River in Ritchie County near Cairo, West Virginia. The park is named after the sharp bend in the river that the formed three sides of the original park boundary. The North Bend Rail Trail, a 72-mile (116 km) hiking and biking corridor, is also managed as a unit of the park. A new 305 acre (1.23 km²) lake was recently added to the park.

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Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the campground, picnic area, fishing area, and swimming pool to be accessible.[3] The 2005 assessment found issues with access to the lodge, handrails, emergency exits at the lodge and signage in the lodge parking lot.

The park also features two special amenities designed to accommodate handicapped users.

  • The "Extra Mile Trail" is a flat, paved trail suitable for wheelchairs.
  • The new North Bend Lake features a Handicapped Fishing Pier.[4]

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