Babcock State Park

486 Babcock Road
Clifftop, WV - 25831

Type: Parks
(304) 438-3004

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Babcock State Park, nestled in the heart of the New River Gorge region in southern West Virginia, is a beloved outdoor destination known for its scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and historical significance. The park encompasses over 4,000 acres of forested hills, rugged cliffs, and rushing streams, providing visitors with ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, and more.

One of the park's most iconic features is the picturesque Glade Creek Grist Mill, which sits on the banks of Glade Creek and serves as a symbol of West Virginia's rich milling heritage. Built-in the 1970s using salvaged parts from historic mills across the state, the mill is fully operational and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with guided tours and demonstrations of traditional grain milling techniques.

In addition to the grist mill, Babcock State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park boasts miles of hiking trails that wind through lush forests and along scenic overlooks, providing opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the New River Gorge region. Fishing is popular in the park's streams and ponds, which are stocked with trout and other native fish species.

Babcock State Park also features a campground with both tent and RV sites, as well as cabins and picnic areas for day use. Whether you're looking for a rustic camping experience or a comfortable cabin retreat, the park offers accommodations to suit every preference.

Throughout the year, Babcock State Park hosts special events and programs that celebrate the region's natural and cultural heritage. From guided hikes and nature walks to craft demonstrations and historical reenactments, there's always something happening at the park to engage and entertain visitors of all ages.

Babcock State Park is open year-round, with the fall season particularly popular for its stunning foliage and outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat in the mountains, Babcock State Park offers a memorable experience amidst the beauty of West Virginia's wilderness.

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