Berkeley Springs State Park, Berkeley Springs

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Berkeley Springs State Park is situated in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is its historic mineral spa. These waters were celebrated for their medicinal or restorative powers and were generally taken internally for digestive disorders, or bathed in for stress relief. Native peoples visited these springs as did George Washington. Berkeley Springs is the only state-run spa in the United States and is operated by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
The Park is located on land which has been used as a health resort since the 1750s and which was officially granted to Virginia by Lord Fairfax in 1776. The historic Roman Bathhouse, the oldest public building in Berkeley Springs, was built in Federal-style architecture in 1815 on the site of an earlier bathhouse attributed to James Rumsey. The earlier bathhouse, built in 1784, is described as having had five bathing chambers and dressing rooms.
Water flows from natural mineral springs at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees, emerging from the Oriskany (Ridgeley) sandstone of Warm Springs Ridge. It contains significant amounts of sulfates, nitrates, and carbonates—mostly magnesium carbonates. The discharge varies from 750to per minute.
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  • We scheduled our appointments in advance for soaks in the wonderful mineral water followed by massages. The entire experience was very relaxing and we left refreshed and stress free. Hot stones with t...  more »
  • My wife and I visited while traveling back home. We decided to take the long way home. Enjoyed the walk through the park. Beautiful setting.  more »
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  • Always stop on our trips through area and fill-up my 5 gallon jugs. Water is free and easily accessible from main. Have to say this is some of the best tasting water I've ever had, very smooth. They also have a hot springs area with hot bath. Cool view of a Castle on the hill. Nice little park in front of spring too.
  • My husband and I did the roman bath and had a couple's massage. It was such a neat experience. We're going to bring the kids next time. They'll love the bath!

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