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Visiting the New River Gorge? Round Out Your Trip with a Visit to These State Parks


The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve provides incredible outdoor recreation opportunities and stunning landscapes but did you know nearby several West Virginia State Parks await to be discovered? In fact, these state parks offer cozy accommodations, mountain adventures and unparalleled views. Start planning your next trip to the area and get ready for one-of-a-kind experiences and lasting memories.

Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country, Hawks Nest State Park is a 270-acre recreational area with an aerial tramway, jetboat rides, hiking trails and one of the most challenging whitewater boating waterways in the nation. The park features a 31-room lodge with comfy lodge rooms that come surrounded by picturesque views and tasty dining options.

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