Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley

#37 of 60 in Nature in West Virginia
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Holly River State Park is a state park located in Webster County, West Virginia. Situated on the Left Fork of the Holly River near the town of Hacker Valley, it is the second largest park in the West Virginia state park system with a total of 8,294 acres (3,356 ha). The park features over 42 miles (68 km) of hiking trails, ten vacation cabins, an 88-unit campground, and many recreation and picnic areas.

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  • I spent a week during September in one of the smaller cabins. I was slightly concerned about the cleanliness, but no worries. Everything was spotless. The cabin was a perfect size. The cabin loop is.....  more »
  • Holly River is a beautiful park! If you love hiking there are numerous trails to explore. There is a pool and campground as well. I have visited the park many times, but just recently rented a...  more »
  • Beautiful and well kept camping, Rangers were very helpful. We were camping with are horses. If you want more people to come and camp with horses you need more tie lines and more corrals spread threw out the camp sights and you also need to make a few more trails to ride on. The one trail you had that we rode on was 5 hours long and it was beautiful and well worth the ride but we camped the whole weekend and didn't want to ride the same trail twice. Please consider adding more trails and more corrals and tie lines and it would be well worth making the 4 hour drive again.
  • I’m making it a goal to go out to all of the State Parks and Forests and hike the trails, and Holly River SP is one of my favorites so far. They have the BEST trail map I’ve seen so far provided, with elevations and conditions as well as a large fold-out to show all of the trails in color to show the blazes. I did Reverie Trail which was great and the Laurel Trail which is quite cute and has wheelchair accessibility and brail translations of the educational signs. Additionally, the park staff were all great! The woman running the gift shop on Saturday morning was very kind and answered all of my questions about the trails. I didn’t catch her name but I don’t take for granted that all SP staff around the state are as knowledgeable about the different trails.

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