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“There are Better Views of the New River Elsewhere” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hawks Nest State Park

Hawks Nest State Park
49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
(304) 658-5212
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Ansted
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Avon, Ohio
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1,116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,202 helpful votes
“There are Better Views of the New River Elsewhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stopped by late in the afternoon disappointed to find the facilities, which are old and a little run down, closed early. While this was a little disappointing, we came here primarily for the view. Unfortunately, the view was also disappointing; limited and the wild New River is flat here as it is just above a dam which explains the ability to run the Jet Boats here. Frankly, we found no reason to come here as there are more expansive and MUCH better views where the wild New at Grandview (the best near Beckley) and Canyon Rim Visitor Center (the next best near Lansing), the latter also offering views of the New River Gorge Bridge.

Visited July 2013
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Illinois
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“Not worth the visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just an average state park. Although the scenery was beautiful, the dinner we had there was below average. Service was poor and the food was below average.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Even in the rain enjoyable, lots of trails, food available, a tram ride down to the jet boat ride to the bridge lots of helpful people and beautiful site.

Visited October 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Beautiful, quiet and affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The hotel was older but in very good condition, clean and quiet. $93 for two queen sized beds and a view of the gorge and river. Set back on lovely grounds of playground and tennis courts and pool. Friendly staff. About 20 minutes from rafting starting point. Much better than renting a platform tent for $80! Free breakfast was not very healthy but coffee and a donut was fine.

Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Stayed overnight in the lodge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our room was clean, but nothing fancy. Plenty of free parking. Our room overlooked the gorge. Had breakfast in their restaurant. There's a Tudor's Biscuit world right down the road.

Visited September 2013
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