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“Good for hiking” 3 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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Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good for hiking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We thought there'd be more to see actually AT the Battlefield. The hikes were nice and offered many choices of length and moderation. Views from overlooks were breathtaking

Visited May 2014
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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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52 reviews
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“Carnifex Ferry Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Carnifex Ferry State Park was very pleasant and clean. Nice picnic areas, overlooks which would be breath taking in the fall, trails to take a nice walk. Was a very nice day:)

Visited April 2014
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Summersville, West Virginia
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“A very pleasant park, with lots of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice ambiance, good hiking trails and picnic pavilions, historic buildings, and loads of history. Take in the Battle of Carnifex Ferry re-enactment every year and smell the powder smoke; cheer on the blue or the gray (or both) and enjoy the event. A well-maintained park, always good for an outing!

Visited July 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Love this location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful piece of history to visit. This location has a wonderful park area for kids of all ages to play along with covered shelters for a family picnic. Also, this park has clean bathroom facilities on site which is a plus when you have little ones that always seem to need a bathroom stop. If you are in the area this is a great place to stop when the weather is nice to take in some local history and scenery that's free!

Visited August 2013
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Avon, Ohio
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“More for Recreation than History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A follower of US history and the Civil War especially, we came here originally for the battlefield and the Patterson House Museum. Unfortunately, the battlefield sights are very limited and the museum is only open on Sat, Sun and holidays, days we could not time our visit for. However, this park does offer many recreational opportunities including a couple hiking trails that include excellent views of the Gauley River, a playground, ball fields, horseshoe pits and extensive picnic facilities including tables, pavilions, restrooms and grills. However, the day we visited was very hot and humid and the swarming gnats were unbearable so all we could stand to do was to take a short walk to a nearby platform providing an excellent view of the Gauley, take a quick look at the Patterson House grounds then seek the shelter of the car and leave.

Visited July 2013
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