West Virginia Park List

Coopers Rock State Forest

Coopers Rock State Forest features bands of rockcliffs that line the Cheat River Gorge and provide numerous overlooks. The centerpiece among these is the main overlook, which furnishes a panorama of the gorge and distant horizons. A maze of enormous boulders and cliffs fascinates hikers, and the trails are ...

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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg and is the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. On November 6, 1863, the federal army of Brigadier General William W. Averell, in his second attempt to disrupt the Virginia-Tennessee Railroad ...

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East Lynn Lake

East Lynn Lake was constructed primarily for flood control, water quality, fish management, and recreation. There are a total of 24,821 acres of project lands and waters at East Lynn. The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources manages 22,928 acres for Fish, Wildlife, and Forestry Management under ...

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Fairfax Stone State Park

The Fairfax Stone is one of the most significant historical landmarks in West Virginia. Located near Blackwater Falls State Park, the stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700s. Almost two centuries later, the stone was used as ...

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Gauley River National Recreation Area

Dropping more than 668 feet through 28 miles of rugged terrain, the Gauley River's complex stretch of whitewater features more than 100 rapids with a steep gradient, technical runs, an incredible volume of water and huge waves. Its vigorous rapids, scenic quality and inaccessibility combine to make Gauley River ...

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Greenbrier River Rail Trail State Park

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Trail uses include bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. A packed, crusher run surface coupled with a mere 1% grade creates an ease of riding that allows cyclists, young and old, to ...

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Greenbrier State Forest

Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres of heavily forested, mountainous terrain for outdoor recreation. Magnificent views of the surrounding countryside are afforded by the impressive and imposing 3,280 high Kate's ...

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, John Brown, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass are just a few of the prominent individuals who left their ...

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Hawks Nest State Park

Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country, Hawks Nest State Park encompasses 276 acres bordering a rugged section of the New River Gorge National River. Long known for its panoramic views, the park offers a modern, 31 room lodge for the comfort of overnight guests. Below the lodge, ...

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Highland Scenic Byway

This highway in the Monongahela National Forest traverses through river valleys and up onto mountain ridges, providing breathtaking vistas as well as scenic walks through mountain bogs and cranberry ...

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Hildebrand Lock And Dam

Hildebrand Lock and Dam is one of nine navigation structures which provide for year-round navigation on the Monongahela River between Pittsburgh, PA and Fairmont, West Virginia. Hildebrand Lock and Dam is located at river mile 108.0, six miles southwest of the city of Morgantown, WV and near Hildebrand, WV ...

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Holly River State Park

Holly River is the second largest park in the West Virginia park system with a total of 8,101 acres. Nestled in a narrow valley, the park is surrounded by heavily forested mountains some reaching heights of over 2,800 feet. The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests ...

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Jennings Randolph Lake

Tucked between Garreett County, Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia, Jennings Randolph Lake stretches along 5.5 miles of spectacular countryside on the North Branch of the Potomac River. The area is renowned for its unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty. The lake provides a sanctuary for countless birds, animals and ...

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Kanawha State Forest

Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest's close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. Some of the state's most popular picnic areas are here, along with significant hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing opportunities. A playground attracts families ...

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Kumbrabow State Park

Kumbrabow State Forest is located along the western edge of the allegheny Highlands atop Rich Mountain. The 9,474 acres of forest range from 3,000 to 3,930 feet above sea level, making Kumbrabow the state's highest forest. Acquired in 1934, the forest derives its unusual name from the three prominent ...

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Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia. Laurel Lake originated in 1960 when 75 acres of land were leased from Cotiga Development Company for the construction of a 29 acre lake. Slopes are steep and the ...

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Little Beaver State Park

Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the park is an 18-acre lake open for fishing year-round. The lake has may types of game fish including bass, crappie, channel cat, bluegill and trout. Paddle and rowboat rentals ...

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London Locks And Dam

The London Locks and Dam provides a navigable channel to the head of navigation on the Kanawha River and principally serves the coal mines in that area. The London Locks and Dam is located near Montgomery, WV. The Dam has no public access for driving. ...

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Lost River State Park

Nestled in the wooded mountains of Hardy County, Lost River State Park encompasses 3,712 acres creating a vacation getaway. Enjoy an invigorating hike to "Cranny Crow" with its commanding views of the surrounding ridges, stroll around park headquarters or enjoy a book on a park bench under the massive ...

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Marmet Locks And Dam

Marmet Locks and Dam is located at mile 67.7 of the Kanawha River. The locks were opened in 1933 and the dam was completed in 1934. The two lock chambers measure 360' by 56'. The project is located about 9 miles upstream of Charleston West Virginia, and is approximately ...

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Moncove Lake State Park

Tucked away among the hills on the southeastern edge of the state lies Moncove Lake State Park. Located in the pastoral setting of Monroe County, Moncove Lake State Park seems worlds away from everyday realities. With all park facilities located within easy walking distance, this is the place to ...

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Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is located in the north central highlands of West Virginia, the Monongahela straddles the highest ridges in the State. Elevation ranges from just under 1000' to 4863' above sea level. Variations in terrain and precipitation have created one of the most ecologically diverse National ...

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Morgantown Lock And Dam

Completed in 1950, this dam on the Monongahela River provides a 9-ft navigable channel to Hildebrand Lock & Dam. Morgantown Lock and Dam is located at river mile 102.0 at the city of Morgantown, WV. The lock chamber and operations building are situated along the left bank of the ...

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New River Gorge National River

A rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. Located in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River was established in 1978 to conserve and protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. ...

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North Bend Rail Trail State Park

The North Bend Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Formerly an abandoned spur of the CSX system, the trail is part of the 5,500 mile coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail. Stretching 72 miles from I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit ...

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North Bend State Park

Named for the horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes River, North Bend State Park in West Virginia, offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The fishing streams, hiking trails, abundant wildlife and excellent overnight accommodations and restaurant are among this year-round park's ...

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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 to protect, conserve, and restore habitat for wildlife native to the river's floodplain. The refuge consists of twenty-one islands and three mainland tracts scattered along nearly 400 miles of the river in three states: West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. ...

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Opekiska Lock And Dam

Opekiska Lock and Dam is one of nine major structures on the Monongahela River which provides year-round navigation from Pittsburgh, PA, to Fairmont, WV. Visitors are welcome at Opekiska Lock and Dam, but because of the limited hours of operation for this facility, you should check in advance with ...

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Ordnance Park

Amenities at this park include: playground, tennis court, basketball ...

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Panther Wildlife Management Area

Located in the rugged hills near West Virginia's southern border with Virginia and Kentucky, Panther offers a small campground in heavily wooded surroundings. Hiking trails to scenic overlooks, trout fishing, picnicking, swimming and hunting are featured at the ...

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Comments

Please add Meadowood Park in Upper Falls, West Virginia to your site. Details are at http://upperfalls.weebly.com/

Hi,

Thanks for getting in touch! We will add Meadowood Park, as well as the other parks managed by Kanawha County Parks and Recreation to our database.