North Bend State Park

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North Bend State Park

West Virginia

(304) 643-2931

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Overview

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 most popular features.

North Bend also features the 72 mile North Bend Rail Trail, which is designed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The rail trail runs along the old B & O Railroad bed from Parkersburg, WV to Wolf Summit, near Clarksburg, WV.

North Bend has a 305 acre recreational lake. A boat ramp, handicapped accessible fishing pier, and other fishing access points. Visit the other web pages for more information about lodging, activities and events, and recreation at North Bend State Park.

Map of North Bend (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.221090, -81.110647

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 305 acre lake at North Bend State Park is part of the North Fork of the Hughes River Watershed Project. This project was sponsored by the Little Kanawha Conservation District through the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The lake is 8.1 river miles. This lake has an average permanent pool width of 310 feet. There is a boat launch, a canoe launch and two accessible fishing platforms. The lake has excellent bass, crappy, catfish, and musky fishing. There is a 9.9 horsepower motor limit.

  • Bicycling

    Bike rentals are available at the River Run Campground Check-in Station from Memorial Day through September. North Bend is excellent choice for bikers because of the easy access to the 72 mile North Bend Rail Trail with its nearly flat grade.

  • Camping

    River Run Campground has camp sites with and without electricity. All Cokeley Campground sites have electricity and water.

  • Fishing

    The lake has excellent bass, crappy, catfish, and musky fishing. There is a 9.9 horsepower motor limit.

  • Hiking

    In addition to the North Bend Rail Trail, North Bend offers 14 hiking trails with a total of 20 miles. Trails are available for all skill levels including the "Extra Mile" trail which is paved and level.

  • Historic Sites

    Contact the park for more information.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is allowed on the North Bend Rail Trail.

  • Picnicking

    North Bend offers three picnic shelters. They are perfect for family reunions, group cookouts and even weddings.

  • Water Sports

    The outdoor swimming pool is located near the River Run Camping area. The pool is unique in that it sits on top of a large hill with huge rocks to lay on for sunbathing. Open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

  • Winter Sports

    Contact the park for more information.

Directions

Driving

Located in the north-western section of the state, North Bend is easily accessible from four-lane U.S. 50 which stretches across north central West Virginia from Parkersburg to Clarksburg. Driving east, take U.S. 50 to the junction of WV 31 (21 miles). Take WV31 to Cairo and follow signs to the park. Driving west, take WV 16 to Harrisville and follow signs to the park. Consult your highway map for further details.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 643-2931

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