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“Beautiful views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
Rt. 2, Summersville, WV 26651
304-872-0825
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Type: Battlefields, State Parks
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WV
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a really nice park with a lovely hiking trail and two overlooks with a gorgeous view of the Gauley river. There are a few historic markers relating to the civil war battle that took place at this site. It's a nice place for a picnic. There is a playground and a softball field as well.

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Family Reunion at the Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This park was beautiful. There are pavilions to rent for events. We rented one for the family reunion. The pavilions have ceiling lights and outlets if you need electricity for anything. The public restrooms are very clean and there is a soda machine which worked out for us when we started running low on drinks. There is a playground and trails and a beautiful overlook where you can see the river and the mountains. Absolutely beautiful. A must see park.

Visited July 2013
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Don't Let The Name Fool You”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

When one reads "Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park," he or she may think it's akin to Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. While there is historical significance it's really not like that. I went there just to check the place out. There are trails you can hike, well marked and maintained, that take you to overlooks of the Gauley River canyon. They also have facilities for softball, picnics, and other activities. The only refreshments available in the park come from a single vending machine near the rest rooms. The park's location less than two miles from the beach and campground at Summersville Lake makes it feasible to do both this and that in one day trip. If you budget your time wisely, you could even get down to the New River Gorge Bridge the same day.

Visited July 2013
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Beautiful area, nice picnic and restrooms. Very nice (new) overlook as well, with ample seating. Historical value,

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good views of the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Had a couple trails that had great views of the river. It's one of those places that I hope to visit in the fall with the changing of the leaves.

Visited May 2013
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