Hawks Nest State Park

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Hawks Nest State Park

West Virginia

(304) 658-5212

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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, the New River forms peaceful Hawks Nest Lake. Above the lake, the narrow canyon and rushing water create one of the most challenging whitewater boating waterways in the nation.

Map of Hawks Nest (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.120857, -81.118588



  • Boating

    Ride the scenic tram to the bottom of the New River Gorge Canyon. There you will climb aboard "Miss M. Rocks", a 21 foot covered Jetboat, where a combination of speed and power will conquer the currents of the New River. See the world's second longest single arch steel bridge towering 876 feet above you, giving you an advantage for great photographs. The Jetboat runs rain or shine. No special clothing required. Tickets may be purchased at the tram office. Allow one hour for your adventure. Arrive at boat dock area 15 minutes prior to ticket departure time. Jetboat prices include tram ride.

  • Bicycling

    Bike rental is available in the town of Fayetteville.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Fishing

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Golfing

    The 9-hole executive course offers beautiful vistas of the New River and Gauley River valleys. The course is perfect for a short game but very challenging with tight mountainside fairways and target greens. It provides a great game for the novice and those looking for a change. The golf course opens daily at 8 a.m and is located 5 miles west of the lodge. Course closes ½ hour prior to sunset. Cart and club rentals are available at the pro shop.

  • Hiking

    The park offers four trails to visitors.

  • Water Sports

    Several whitewater rafting companies are located within 10 minutes from the lodge. Enjoy the New River, or for the more adventurous, try the Gauley River.


Jet boat rides end on October 31.



Hawks Nest State Park is conveniently located on the Midland Trail Scenic Highway (Route 60). One hour east of Charleston, WV and only 8 miles west of Route 19.

Phone Numbers


(304) 658-5212