Holly River State Park, Hacker Valley

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. The park features over 42mi of hiking trails, ten vacation cabins, an 88-unit campground, and many recreation and picnic areas.
The creation of Holly River State Park began circa 1937 with the Farm Security Administration's Kanawha Head Project to resettle families from marginal farmland. 250 Works Progress Administration workers rehabilitated the land and constructed facilities in the project area. Holly River State Park was formed in 1938 when the West Virginia Conservation Commission took control of the area, and the state obtained ownership of the site in 1954.
Holly River features a seasonal swimming pool, a softball field, and courts for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other popular activities. Special activities such as guided hikes, movie nights, and sporting events are offered during the summer.
TrailsHolly River has over 42mi of hiking and biking trails. Two trails, Ridge Road Trail and Rock Camp Trail, are designated as horse trails.
CabinsHolly River features ten furnished cabins constructed in the 1930s using local natural stone and timber. Situated along a tributary of Laurel Fork Holly River, each cabin includes a stone fireplace.
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  • It is so serene and beautiful here I hated to leave. We had lot 25 and our 32 foot 5th wheeler fit in the lot with plenty of room to spare. This was our inaugural trip in this trailer so we were anxio...  more »
  • First, things the State Park web pag doesn't tell you...There is a charge of $3.00 per person for the pool. We went the weekend of Aug 10. Lifeguard on duty. Pool dirtied with leaves. There are changi...  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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