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Babcock State Park

486 Babcock Road


Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks.  All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.


Rose Grigg

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Nice gift shop filled with items to fit the area. Loved the river view that extended from the grist mill. The lake up top was gorgeous with little fish to see along the edge. Peddle boats for rent.

Dark Sublett

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
West Virginia state park along Route 60 noted for the popular grist mill. It also offers miles of hiking trails, a campground, at least a couple of playgrounds, cabins, and a lake suitable for fishing. Beauty abounds here with wildlife and wildflowers along with song birds. Nearby to Hawk's Nest state park and the New River Gorge. Definitely a place I plan to visit over and over!

Jim Hypes

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Babcock State Park is the best kept secret in the south east, it is a Majestic place, Beautiful forest, Clean still running Streams, Waterfalls, Awesome Lake with Paddle Boats, Canoes,and Great Fishing. There are some of the most Beautiful Stone Structures, built by the C.C.C.(Civilian Conservation Corps) there are Cabins to Rent, a Playground, Rustic Grills, Pavilions and Tables for picnics, A Campground for motorized vehicles, and horse back riding, bike trails, and still close enough to the River to go Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Ziplineing, Outdoor Concerts, and some of the most Impressive Food you have ever Eaten. It's all waiting for you here in Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia.

Jay Taylor

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Babcock State Park is beautiful. A great place for a family camping trip. Clean facilities, friendly staff. Be ready to disconnect-the ranger station has wifi but the signal is weak. Dog friendly. Take some pictures at the mill, hike the Island in the Sky trail, and fish in the lake. Keep your food secured, we didn't see any bears but the raccoons are opportunistic.

Anthony Allen

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Nice place but activities are limited. The pool isn't opened anymore so the swimming can only be done at the enter at your own risk section next to the main office. You can rent boats to take out on the lake but no swimming in the lake is allowed.

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