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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.


Mai Vang

Monday, June 11, 2018
The time I spent here, while brief (30 min max), was very enjoyable. Walking through the rock formations was cool, albeit very slippery on the boardwalk. If its a beautiful day and youre looking for a nice and easy trek in nature, you should stop by.

Dustin White

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Really cool walk. Quite a few stairs. Would give it 5, but only took us maybe an hour to go through it. Awesome rocks though!

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.

Shane Y

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Gorgeous place to spend part of your day if you want to surround yourself with nature.

Juanita Wood

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Beautiful natural rock formations with easy walking trail. Bathroom available and picnic table.

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