Dorsey Knob

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Dorsey Knob
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Monongalia
Elevation 1,398 ft (426.1 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°35′52″N 79°57′33″W / 39.59778°N 79.95917°W / 39.59778; -79.95917Coordinates: 39°35′52″N 79°57′33″W / 39.59778°N 79.95917°W / 39.59778; -79.95917
Area 71 acres (28.7 ha) [2]
Owner Morgantown Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners (BOPARC)
Easiest access drive-up via US 119.svg US 119
Topo map USGS Morgantown South
Nearest city Morgantown, West Virginia
Location of Dorsey Knob in West Virginia
Website: BOPARC Dorsey's Knob Park

Dorsey Knob is a mountain summit located off U.S. Route 119 at the southern edge of Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States. Dorsey Knob is contained within a park spanning 71 acres (29 ha) that features the mountain's landmark Sky Rock (also referred to as Dorsey Knob). The top of Sky Rock is at an altitude of 1,398 feet (426 m), rising nearly 600 feet (180 m) above the surrounding landscape. It overlooks the Monongahela River and the Appalachian Mountains. Also located in the park is Dorsey's Knob Lodge, operated by Boparc, Morgantown's municipal park authority.


  1. ^ "Dorsey Knob". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2004-04-25. 
  2. ^ "BOPARC Parks and Facilities: Dorsey's Knob Park". Morgantown, West Virginia Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
Panorama of view to the east taken from atop Dorsey's Knob.