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Hillsboro - Beartown State Park

683 Droop Park Road


Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. The land was purchased in 1970 with funds from the Nature Conservancy and a donation from Mrs. Edwin G. Polan, in memory of her son, Ronald Keith Neal, who lost his life in the Vietnam War. Development of the park has been minimal in order to preserve the natural attractions of the area. However, basic facilities are provided, and a boardwalk permits easy access. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk guide visitors and provide insights concerning the ecology of the area. The park is open daily from April to October.  During the closed winter season foot travel to the boardwalk area is welcome, with parking available at the closed entrance gate.  No fee is charged to visit Beartown State Park.


Andy Hodges

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Great state park off the beaten path: This place is a great for spending an hour or two. There are walking trails through very unique rock formations. I would best describe as a cave without a roof. Everything is above ground but the rock formations feel like they'd fit better underground. Nice views. Nothing else I've encountered that looks like this. If you are in the area, it's definitely worth a visit.

Sara Brubaker

Friday, April 6, 2018
Beautiful hiking trails. Great photo opportunities and cool nature education 😀

William Edgell

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Not crowded and very impressive rock formations. Quite and easy walking on board walk so you can look around and have to watch your step all the time

Carrie McAllister

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Absolutely beautiful! This natural area consists of a boardwalk that winds through massive rock formations. It is so peaceful! A wonderful break from our fast paced world.

Doug Keadle

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017
Amazing! Just can't imagine how they constructed the extensive boardwalk in and around the rocks. It's a beautiful and unusual area.

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