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Lost River State Park, Mathias

#40 of 60 in Nature in West Virginia
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Lost River State Park is a state park located in Hardy County, West Virginia near the community of Mathias. The park encompasses 3,712 acres (15.02 km2) managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Despite the name of the park, it does not abut the Lost River; it lies about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) west of the river.

The park features a selection of twenty-six vacation cabins. It also provides hiking trails, horses, a swimming pool, and other sports facilities that include tennis, badminton, volleyball, and archery. Lost River State Park includes the historic Lighthorse Harry Lee Cabin (c. 1800), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park is located near the site of the 1756 Battle of the Trough, a skirmish between Virginia militia and a band of French and Indian warriors, during the French and Indian War.
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  • A cool visit on a hot day in April. We were able to do a bit of hiking. We checked out the locations of the cabins, and the other amenities. We were warmly greeted at the gift shop, and received some....  more »
  • Lost River State Park is an appealing state park a reasonable drive from I-81 and is worth visiting. It seems to fly under the radar and wasn't too crowded during our visits in the summer. And it's...  more »
  • We had a great time, The cabin was very nice, very cute inside and love the added deck, so peaceful, it's been a number of years since we were there and have always enjoyed our stay. It's nice that there is now wifi and central air in the standard cabins....😊 Enjoyed walking the tails also. We will definitely be back...
  • Really nice cabins, got the smaller size. Only four stars because it's a little on the pricey side. The park is beautiful and the trails are very nice. The 5$ bundles of wood are priced cheap and come with plenty of wood for an hour or so campfire. Would come again if the cabin rental wasn't so much

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