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Babcock State Park

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Address: Clifftop, WV
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+1 800-225-5982
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

A state park known for its dark and enchanting forests.

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beautiful in the fall, scenic any time

takes a little bit of a drive to get to this park, a picnic would be in order. It is an iconic mill in WV, seen on almost all advertising for the state. Can be busy with parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

takes a little bit of a drive to get to this park, a picnic would be in order. It is an iconic mill in WV, seen on almost all advertising for the state. Can be busy with parking at a premium. Wonderful state park, take a little time and go see it.

Thank Terry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were on vacation to see the Biltmore in North Carolina so drove out of our way to visit this park. We had seen so many photos of it over the years. It was a very brisk December day which meant we had the place to ourselves. It was beautiful! We got some great photos of the mill. It was... More 

Thank Tammy B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to Babcock State Park with friends from the area on a cold Sunday around noon. It had been snowing a bit overnight. The Office/Gift shop was closed but the park was open. Roads were icy and we were the only ones in the park. It was kind of eerie but was so peaceful and quiet. I would recommend... More 

Thank hydrorock
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I stayed in cabin #27 for two nights during the third week in October. I stayed here because I wanted easy access to the Grist Mill for photography. It was an economy cabin, so I didn't have high expectations. But a basic, and I think reasonable, expectation is that the shower be clean. It most definitely wasn't. It was dirty... More 

Thank cincycamper
Norton, Virginia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

With the grist mill and the mountain overlooks, this park was a great place to take photos. The sunset from the top was beautiful and the grist mill is famous...so of course I wanted photos of it. Would have liked for the water to have been higher so it went over the wheel, but still a good scene to photo.

Thank barrtu56
St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Loved cabin #19 - 2 bdrm cabin, only 1 or 2 steps needed to get to it, kitchen with appliances,bathroom w/shower and hot water. If staying during cold temperatures you may want an electric blanket. Loved the fireplace. Cabins 7-13 are off a very narrow 1 lane road w/ 2 way traffic (difficult to maneuver). Loved the swinging bridge between... More 

Thank teresahaglund
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed here two nights while going to Bridge Day. Hiked one day on two trails. Very nice The Lake View Trail around Boley Lake was scenic and moderately easy. The Island in the Sky Trail was even more scenic, but was moderately difficult with some climbing required and steep drop offs if you got off the path. The Grist Mill... More 

Thank James H
Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Quaint little cabin. No heat in the cabin that we stayed in. Heat by fireplace only. Everything you need to stay in the cabin is there. Windy roads and hair pin turns but beautiful park. The Glad Creek Grist Mill is a sight to see. Oh and if anyone has vertigo please be sure to take something before traveling into... More 

Thank vernonm844
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is actually a review of the Economy Cabin my three adult sons and I shared in this state park while camping and enjoying other outdoor activities near this site. Simply stated, we had a great time and the "economy cabin" with its shower, bathroom, kitchen, and four bunks was more than adequate for our "roughing it" weekend. The screened... More 

Thank Ron H
Huber Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped by on the way to VA and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful!! Gift shop was reasonably priced and had a lot more than I expected to chose from. Drove up to the lake and it was very peaceful. Would love to stay at the cabins sometime.

Thank CJTolle99

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