Lost River State Park

Quick Facts

Lost River State Park

West Virginia

(304) 897-5372

Map Directions

Things To Do


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 branches of an ancient pine. All of this creates an atmosphere of peacefulness and serenity for visitors to Lost River State Park.

Map of Lost River (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.915712, -78.896461



  • Hiking

    Lost River is a perfect choice if you like hiking and enjoy nature. Several miles of hiking trails lead to hours of exercise and an unparalleled opportunity for nature study given the abundance of flora and fauna found in the park. One rewarding trail leads to Cranny Crow overlook with its commanding views of the park from 3,200 feet.

  • Horseback Riding

    Experience horseback riding on beautiful wooded trails with friendly and experienced guides from Hidden Trails Stables. Scenic overlooks with panoramic views, calm gentle horses.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are located throughout the park. Large pavilions are available for rent for family reunions.

  • Tennis

    The park has tennis courts.

  • Water Sports

    The park has a pool.

Park Partners

Hidden Trails Stables

Open April-October

(304) 897-5621



Lost River State Park is located in Hardy County in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, ten miles north of the Virginia State line and 23 miles south of Wardensville, WV. Turn west off of WV 259 at Mathias, then follow the secondary road for four miles to the park entrance.

Directions from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area: RT. 66 out of Washington or Baltimore to I-81 South, getting off at the Strasburg, Virginia exit (exit 296). Go West on RT. 55 to Baker, WV. At Baker turn left on RT. 259 and go approximately 13 miles to Mathias, WV. Turn right onto Howard's Lick Road, processed 4 miles to the park.

Phone Numbers


(304) 897-5372