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Babcock State Park, Clifftop

#12 of 60 in Nature in West Virginia
Must see · Forest · State Park
Babcock State Park is a state park located along the New River Gorge on 4,127 acres (16.7 km2) wooded in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is located approximately 20 miles away from the New River Gorge Bridge.

Located near the park headquarters, the Glade Creek Grist Mill is commonly photographed. It was named in honor of Edward V. Babcock. Completed in 1976 by combining parts of three other West Virginia mills, it is a replica of the original Cooper's Mill that was located nearby. The park's web site describes the Glade Creek Grist Mill as a living, working monument to the more than 500 mills that used to be located throughout the state.

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  • Very nice scenery and waterfall. The grist mill was very informative. It is something nice to explore if you have an hour or two while visiting other areas attractions.  more »
  • Huge park! The grist mill being the main attraction was a real disappointment (beautiful to take a photo of the outside, not much to see inside) but luckily the serenity of the park made up for it. I....  more »
  • We come here at least once per year and stay in one of the cabins. Everything is always clean and we'll kept. The bonus is picking up fresh ground corn meal from the grist mill.
  • We rented a cabin for a couple nights for the World Scout Jamboree. It was beautiful and comfortable. It had a fridge, stove , and 3/4 bath. Much better than a hotel room. The staff even left a bundle of firewood and popcorn.

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