Introduction to West Virginia state parks

Some generalities about West Virginia state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Blackwater Falls State Park Waterfall

Blackwater Falls State Park

Park Address: 1584 Blackwater Lodge Rd, Davis, WV 26260

Park Description: The centerpiece of the park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon.

Popular Park Sites: Elaka Falls, Canaan Falls, Farm Discovery Center and Douglas Falls.

Blackwater Falls Park Visitors Guide

Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest State Park

Park Address: 49 Hawks Nest Rd, Ansted, WV 25812

Park Description: The park's clifftop overlook along U.S. Route 60 provides a scenic vista of the New River, some 750 feet below.

Popular Park Sites: Hawks Nest Rail Trail, The Mystery Hole, New River Jet Boats and Adventures on the Gorge.

Hawks Nest Park Visitors Guide

Beartown State Park wooden stairs

Beartown State Park

Park Address: Beartown Rd, Renick, WV 24966

Park Description: The state park was created in 1951 following the contribution of several parcels of land by multiple donors. 

Popular Park Sites: Benedict Pond Loop Trail, Hiking and Walking.

Beartown State Park Visitors Guide 

Valley Falls State Park Waterfall

Valley Falls State Park

Park Address: 720 Valley Falls Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554

Park Description: The park's main feature is a half-mile long set of cascades — the "Valley Falls" — that separate Marion and Taylor County, West Virginia. 

Popular Park Sites: Tygart Valley River, Deer Trail, Dogwood Trail and Red Cardinal Trail.

Valley Falls Park Visitors Guide