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Babcock State Park, Clifftop

#11 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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  • We had a wonderful day at the park. The weather was perfect. We really enjoyed sitting on the bench behind the gift shop. The scenery was beautiful even for this time of year. The gift shop...  more »
  • Flew into Ohio and drove over! So worth the trip and like stepping back in time! A photographers dream!!  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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