Fort Boreman Park, Parkersburg

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Wood County's newest park, Fort Boreman is the site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia's first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman.

The fort site became a favorite overlook and picnic area in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, but by the mid-1900s it had become overgrown and forgotten. Plans to create a park were initiated in 1997, and the Fort Boreman site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
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  • Very beautiful view with little hiking trails that overlook the river! Playground is older and all the toys are made of wood and simple but we’re still very fun to play on. Watched the sunset over the...  more »
  • If you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping. The grounds are very well-kept and the views are stunning. I’ll let my photos speak for themselves! Definitely take the hiking trail and walk to the...  more »
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  • The view of downtown is amazing at sunrise and sunset. Nice trails. Always a very clean location.
  • I really enjoyed my visit to this location, it's the first time I have been. I you like history I believe you would enjoy it as well. The overlook of Parkersburg WV is really something to see.

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