Babcock State Park - Clifftop, WV - West Virginia State Parks

 
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Welcome to Babcock State Park
Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks.  All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.

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CAMPING
Babcock State Park features a 52-unit campground (28 sites with electric only and 24 sites that are non-electric) (includes 4 accessible sites with electric), complete with tent or trailer campsites, picnic tables, ground grills and a central bathhouse with toilet facilities, hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers. Two potable water fill-up stations and two sewage dump stations are available for campers and RV's. Firewood and ice are available for purchase.

GAME COURTS
horseshoe pits
volleyball court
tennis court
basketball court
A nominal fee is charged for all recreational facilities. These are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

LAKE AND BOATING
Paddleboats, rowboats, and canoes are available for rent at the marina at the 19-acre Boley Lake where good fishing abounds.

FISHING = FUN
Fishing is available in the park's cool rushing stream. For WV fishing license purchase go online, www.wvfish.com.

HIKING TRAILS
Babcock has over 20 miles of trails. The scenic overlooks are wonderful.

SUMMER NATURALIST & PROGRAMS
The summer park naturalist conducts nature tours, slide and movie presentations, special sport activities and get-togethers. You can also take part with young and old park visitors alike in nature interpretation programs and learn about the trees, ferns, wildflowers, and wildlife of the park.

THE GLADE CREEK GRIST MILL
The Glade Creek Grist Mill is a new mill that was completed in 1976 at Babcock. Fully operable, this mill was built as a re-creation of one which once ground grain on Glade Creek long before Babcock became a state park. Known as Cooper's Mill, it stood on the present location of the park's administration building parking lot.

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Location

Address
486 Babcock Road
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Latitude
37.98
Longitude
-80.95
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