Audra State Park

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Audra State Park

West Virginia

(304) 457-1162

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Things To Do

Overview

Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Audra State Park, a heavily wooded riverside campground that continues to awe visitors. People who love the outdoors will not be disappointed. The gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking. Alum Cave boasts unique scenery. The most breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk built along the cave's overhanging ledge. Swimming is allowed in the Middle Fork River.

Map of Audra (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.042030, -80.066432

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Activities

  • Boating

    Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy boating (especially kayaking) on the Middle Fork River. This activity is permitted at your own risk. To check the water flow in real time, visit the USGS water resources page. Choose the Monongahela river basin and then check water flows for the Middle Fork at Audra, WV.

  • Camping

    The campground at Audra State Park consists of 67 tent and trailer sites, two bathhouses with modern facilities, and a centrally located playground. There are coin-operated washing machines and dryers. A dumping station is located nearby. The campsites at Audra do not have hookups.

    Audra State Park campground closes mid-October and reopens mid-April. Call for exact open and close dates.

  • Caving

    A boardwalk along the edge of Alum Cave provides views of the natural wonder.

  • Hiking

    The gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking. Alum Cave boasts unique scenery. The most breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk built along the cave's overhanging ledge.

  • Historic Sites

    History buffs can entertain themselves with the history of the park. The spillway of a gristmill used in the early 1900s can still be seen today.

  • Picnicking

    A covered picnic shelter with water, electric and a large grill and can accommodate up to 50 people is available for daily rental. The shelter is accessible and has a large parking area. Call for rental rates for weekends and holidays. Mid-week rates are reduced. Reservations are taken a month-to-year in advance, with advance reservations required.

  • RVing

    Some of the sites in the campground can accommodate trailers.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is allowed in the Middle Fork River. Although it is not an Olympic-sized pool, it is majestic nonetheless since Mother Nature carved it out of the earth. There are bath houses and restroom at swimming area.

Seasonality/Weather

Audra State Park campground closes mid October and reopens mid April.

Directions

Driving

Located in the northeastern part of the state, Audra State Park is six miles off U.S. Route 119 and 11 miles north of Buckhannon off U.S. Route 33 at Kesling Mill Road.

From Rte. 33. Turn on Talbot Road. At the first Y, stay left. At the next intersection, turn left and travel approximately six miles. You will reach Audra State Park. This route is approximately 13 miles from Rte. 33.

From Belington At the only stoplight in town, turn on to Audra State Park Road and stay straight. This route is approximately 10 miles from Belington.

South on Interstate 79 Take Exit 115 (Stonewood/Nutter Fort exit). If traveling south on interstate 79, take exit 115 (Stonewood/Nutter Fort exit). Make a left on to Rte. 20 south. After 4 miles, you will need to make a right to stay on Rte. 20 south. Stay on Rte. 20 for approximately 10 miles. Then make a left on to Rte. 119 north. Follow Rte. 119 north for approximately five miles. Turn right on to Audra State Park Road. Follow for six miles until you arrive at Audra State Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 457-1162

Campground reservations

(304) 457-1162

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