Babcock State Park, Clifftop

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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  • Babcock State Park is everything I imagined it to be and more! Such a lovely sight. Will definitely treasure my time there and will come back again! West Virginia truly is Almost Heaven.  more »
  • I visited during the COVID19 virus Social distancing scare. I was able to maintain my distance from others. The main focus is the Grist mill and fishing. The Grist Mill and gift shop were not...  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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