We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Babcock State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Clifftop, WV
Phone Number: +1 800-225-5982
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

A state park known for its dark and enchanting forests.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 126 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
  • 0
  • 1
Great photo ops

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Norton, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 125: English reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
1,272 reviews
787 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This park is over 4100 acres of beauty. We didn't have time to see everything but we did see the grist mill, hiked a little bit until the trails became too wet and slick, and spent some time just enjoying the views of the river from the stone decking/walls/stairs next to the visitors center. After reading up on it I... More 

Thank cheryl h
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't see the whole park so it's hard to really review it. But we did see the main thing, the grist mill. I didn't expect there to be a parking lot right beside it. But I guess that is nice for those with difficulty walking. The mill was very pretty, we could walk down into the creek and take... More 

Thank klaox3
Johnson City, Texas
Level Contributor
90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

World renound photographers flock at every season to this picturesque park. The mill is a highly photographed landmark and the scenery is amazing. Take a picnic/drink and enjoy!

Thank nancypatdorsey

Travellers who viewed Babcock State Park also viewed


Been to Babcock State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Babcock State Park and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Richmond, Virginia
Morganton, GA.
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Babcock State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?