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Audra State Park, Buckhannon

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Audra State Park is a West Virginia state park located on 355 acres (1.44 km2) in southwestern Barbour County. It was established around the remnants of an early 19th-century gristmill and the tiny community of Audra. A gristmill spillway is still visible in the river.

The park is a hilly, secondary forest area bisected by the Middle Fork River. The deep pools, large, flat rocks, and riverside beach have provided generations of campers, local teens and college students a place to swim or work on their tans. Audra State Park is the site of Alum Cave, which is accessible by a boardwalk built along this overhanging sandstone ledge.

The park serves as the put-in point for a 6.6 mile kayak run along about 2.8 miles the Middle Fork River and about 3.8 miles of the Tygart Valley River to the confluence of the latter with the Buckhannon River.
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  • Stopped here on my way to Elkins for a birthday getaway. I’m a photographer and thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful sites inside the park. The park is relatively small to drive... 
    Stopped here on my way to Elkins for a birthday getaway. I’m a photographer and thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful sites inside the park. The park is relatively small to drive...  more »
  • Spend the day at this park and really enjoyed it. They have a really neat trail that fallows under a cliff along the river. It is easy to hike becuase they built a really nice wooden deck to walk on.....  more
    Spend the day at this park and really enjoyed it. They have a really neat trail that fallows under a cliff along the river. It is easy to hike becuase they built a really nice wooden deck to walk on.....  more »
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  • A diamond in the rough, this small state park that is centered around the middle fork river has been a staple in my family for years. The campground is a perfect river retreat for two, but is also a favorite for the kids, with a mini camp store and playground in the center. Riding the rapids in an inter tube sure beats standing in line at the amusement park. If you ate looking for a quiet getaway in the mountains, Audra is it.
  • Small park with a very nice hiking trail and views of the river. We went when it was cold but I would like to return when the weather is warmer. The water looks nice with lots of swimming areas in the river

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