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Hungry Mother State Park

Route 5, Box 109, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354
540-781-7400
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Swimming
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Hinton, West Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Betty & I had to visit this place for the 1st time. She never knew about it. I have passed the entrance. We had a fun day here, just walking around and taking pics. and having lunch on the deck. Plenty of fun activities in the water we seen, boating, swimming, fishing and camping nearby. The restaurant overlooked the water... More

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoying Paddle Boating and enjoyed having swimming at Lake. They also have very nice Restaurant.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I often drive to Virginia from Tennessee, and I always have to stop at Hungry Mother State Park, even if its for just a few minutes. For years, the name captivated me as I drove past the sign on the interstate, so I researched the history and found a fascinating, yet sad, story behind the name, so a few years... More

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Ruther Glen, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When I was sixteen, our school crowd would visit there and swim. Nothing has changed. The swim platform was still there probably a new one but in the same place as before. The beach was smaller than I remembered but great just the same. Lots of wonderful memories flooded back to me. Another great VA state park. Lots of camping... More

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Radford, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We picnicked, paddle boated, hiked and enjoyed to day together. While we didn't camp, there are multiple options and much of it would have shade (we are tent campers). Another trip would be worth it!

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a nice, clean park. They don't have a pool, but have a beach area at the lake. There are a lot of camping areas and cabins you can rent. But, if you don't fish there wouldn't be a lot to do. They do have some paddle boats you can rent. There is a nice playground. The area scenery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Spent several days with my family camping and "cabining", kids had a great time hiking, swimming, diving, and playing with other children. Campfire at night was relaxing, overall good family and outdoor fun. Park was only 4 miles from Marion, was helpful since the park really did have "camp" store, so make certain to bring all you need. Will most... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I live a couple of hours away from Hungry Mother State Park. My family gets together and takes day trips here almost every summer. It is so beautiful and relaxing here. In a time where it feels like our lives are constantly busy and rushed, when we are at the park it feels like time slows down and we are... More

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PA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited friends recently who were very excited to take us to Hungry Mother State Park Restaurant for dinner. The site is very rustic and beautiful. Our waiter, William, was great, although he seemed to be overworked. We were there on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant seemed very understaffed. Perhaps the kitchen was too because the meal was poor.... More

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Durham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A couple of friends got married in this park, so that was the primary reason for the trip here. My friend and I came back the day after the wedding to do some kayaking before driving back to NC. The boat house rental rates were very reasonable! We kayaked for a while, taking in the beautiful scenery the park had... More

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