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Cool Springs Park keeping Roadside America traditions alive


ROWLESBURG — The winding, mountainous roads of West Virginia are often pathways to some unusual, peculiar destinations. One of these destinations is Cool Springs Park.

Cool Springs Park is a family-owned, antique-filled park, restaurant, general store, farm and family gathering place located 10 minutes from the town of Rowlesburg that holds a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike.
E. Harlan Castle purchased the roughly five-acre tract of land on the George Washington Highway in 1949 in hopes of going into business for himself. According to Castle’s grandson, Derek Castle, the location at one time housed a bar inside a log cabin. Once the property was purchased, Castle began expanding it.

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