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 ParkAudraBarbour355[4]144Check markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of the Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State ParkBabcockFayette4,127[5]1,670Check markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of boulders and boardwalk at Beartown State ParkBeartownGreenbrier110[6]45
Thumbnail image of Beech Fork Lake and picnic area at Beech Fork Lake State ParkBeech ForkWayne3,860[6]1,562Check markCheck markCheck mark
Cabell
Thumbnail image of the Roman Bath House at Berkeley Springs State ParkBerkeley SpringsMorgan7[6]3
Thumbnail image of the falls at Blackwater Falls State ParkBlackwater FallsTucker2,358[6]954Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of Blennerhassett Mansion printBlennerhassett Island HistoricalWood511[6]206Check mark
Thumbnail image of Bluestone Lake near the state park marinaBluestoneSummers2,154[6]872Check markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of view from Cacapon Mountain overlookCacapon ResortMorgan6,115[6]2,430Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of Shay Locomotive Bell in Camp Creek State ParkCamp CreekMercer550[7]223Check mark
Thumbnail image of the Blackwater River flowing through Canaan Valley Resort State ParkCanaan Valley ResortTucker6,300[8]2,550Check markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of the Patterson House at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State ParkCarnifex Ferry BattlefieldNicholas156[9]63
Thumbnail image of Shay Locomotive at Cass Scenic Railroad State ParkCass Scenic RailroadPocahontas940[6] (1)380 (1)Check markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of an Eastern Hemlock in Cathedral State ParkCathedralPreston132[6]53
Thumbnail image of a fishing lake at Cedar Creek State ParkCedar CreekGilmer2,588[6]1,047Check markCheck markCheck mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the C&O 2755 Chief Logan State ParkChief LoganLogan3,988[6]1,614Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the Lookout Tower at Droop Mountain Battlefield State ParkDroop Mountain BattlefieldPocahontas287[9]116

Thumbnail image of the commemorative plaque at Fairfax Stone State Park

Fairfax StoneTucker4[6]2
Preston
Thumbnail image of the Greenbrier River TrailGreenbrier River TrailGreenbrier(2)(2)
Pocahontas
Thumbnail image of the view from the overlook at Hawks Nest State ParkHawks NestFayette370[6]150Check markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of the Holly River flowing through Holly River State ParkHolly RiverWebster8,294[6]3,356Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of Little Beaver Lake in Little Beaver State ParkLittle BeaverRaleigh562[10]227Check mark[11]Check mark
Thumbnail image of a small stream flowing through Lost River State ParkLost RiverHardy3,712[6]1,502Check mark
Thumbnail image of Moncove Lake at Moncove Lake State ParkMoncove LakeMonroe896[6]363Check markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of the North Bend Rail TrailNorth Bend Rail TrailDoddridge(3)(3)
Harrison
Ritchie
Wood
Thumbnail image of the lodge at North Bend State ParkNorth BendRitchie2,459[6]995Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark(4)
Thumbnail image of Pinnacle RockPinnacle RockMercer374[6]141

Thumbnail image of Bluestone Gorge at Pipestem Resort State Park

Pipestem ResortMercer4,050[6]1,639Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Summers
Thumbnail image of Prickett's FortPrickett's FortMarion188[6]76
Thumbnail of the entrance sign at Stonewall Jackson Lake State ParkStonewall Jackson LakeLewis1,736[6]703Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of a fishing lake at Tomlinson Run State ParkTomlinson RunHancock1,396[6]565Check markCheck markCheck markCheck mark(4)
Thumbnail image of the Point Pleasant monument at Tu-Endi-Wei State ParkTu-Endi-WeiMason4[6]2
Thumbnail image of the golf course at Twin Falls Resort State ParkTwin Falls ResortWyoming3,776[12]1528Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of the rocky shoreline at Tygart Lake State ParkTygart LakeTaylor2,134[6]864Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark

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

Valley FallsMarion1,145[13]463
Taylor
Thumbnail image of Watoga Lake in Watoga State ParkWatogaPocahontas10,100[14]4,090Check markCheck markCheck markCheck markCheck mark
Thumbnail image of farm buildings at Watters Smith Memorial State ParkWatters Smith MemorialHarrison532[6]215Check 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 ParkMont 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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