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We love to see our heritage,study where we come from and see our family history.maybe we can learn... read more

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Kim D
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Parsons, West Virginia
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Small State Park - Well Kept

The park is small but well kept. There are a few things to see if the museum is open. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidfW9546PB
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Texas, United States
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1194 Carnifax Ferry Rd, Summersville, WV 26651-4911
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love to see our heritage,study where we come from and see our family history.maybe we can learn from the past.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is small but well kept. There are a few things to see if the museum is open. There are trails to hike and picnic areas plus a playground for small children. Also there is a nice overlook of the Gauley River. There are...More

Thank davidfW9546PB
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stayed in the cabins just down from this park. The kids loved the playground, the hiking trails were well marked, and the park was very monitored by Rangers and maintenance staff. Clean, well maintained and a gorgeous place to visit!

Thank SUZANNE S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We enjoyed the nice easy trail to 3 waterfalls. Great view of the Gauley River and some of the famous rapids. It's .3 miles each way out and back to the 3 waterfall views and an easy walk. Beautiful park with a small museum that...More

Thank jane l
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We stayed near here when we vacationed in Summersville, WV. Its a nice park sharing a bit of history. There's a few buildings and signs stating the battlefield's role in the Civil War. What I liked about it, though, were the trails leading to beautiful...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Great little day park with wonderful Civil War history. Good site for reunions, picnics or weddings. Nice, short museum with some great books and CivIl War trinkets and toys for kids. Also, a couple of nice “secret” trails to Pillow Rock and the former Ferry...More

Thank wvjodymurphy
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful overlooks with beautiful views. Great place to hike even for beginners. Not a big place with lots to do but well worth a visit.

Thank WorldTravelingJW
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Although it was a very pretty setting right on the river with beautiful views, we went because of the civil war history...there was only a plaque...very disappointing.

Thank EileenSully
Reviewed May 6, 2018

My sister and I planned a last minute weekend trip to the New River Gorge area for the wildflower weekend. We learned that the flora was behind schedule because of the cold spring but I enjoyed our time on this walk in the woods. We...More

1  Thank KB231blue
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I stopped over in Summersville after driving from near Rochester, NY (7 hours), so I had limited time and energy to visit this park. What I did see was beautiful! I took a stroll on about half of the Patterson Trail. Quiet, pretty.

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