Babcock State Park

Clifftop, WV

Where are we going?

Babcock State Park
486 Babcock Rd
WV 25831

304 438 3004

What is there to do?

Babcock State Park is 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, and is one of West Virginia's most iconic locations. 

Here you can explore rhododendron-lined trails, rock strewn streams and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks. 

If you love the great outdoors, West Virginia has you covered!

Just 20 miles south of New River Gorge Bridge, Babcock State Park is best known for the Glade Creek Grist Mill.  This iconic attraction is a full functional replica of the original Cooper's Mill, which is actually located nearby. 

Also during your experience at Babcock State Park are a host of activities to keep you active, including fishing and boating. Trout fishing is possible on Boley Lake and Glade Creek. You might even catch largemouth bass, or bluegill too.

Want to explore nature more? Then grab those hiking boots and hit the hiking trails! It's a good idea to stop by the park office to pick up a trail guide, which can help you on your way

Camping is on the cards too at Babcock State Park, with 28 sites with electric hook ups, and 24 non-electric sites. 

The exploring is good but they also offer some sports in the form of horseshoe pits plus tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, available from Memorial Day to Labor Day for a nominal fee. 

There are 20 miles of hiking trails to enjoy; the lake hires out paddleboats, rowboats, and canoes, you may also fish there with a license; plus there is an outdoor pool available Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.

During high season, you can also get involved in nature tours, slide and movie presentations or special sport activities, generally arranged in the locale of the visitor centres. Pick up some information when you go!

Outdoor adventure is waiting, and it has your name on it!

How much does it cost?

Adults: FREE so far as we know!

Children: FREE as far as we know!


When can we go?

Open daylight access.

Open year round. Pool open Memorial Day through Labour Day.


Any top tips?

Montgomery’s Outdoor Adventures is the horse stable operators at Babcock State Park, where one may arrange pony rides and trekking. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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