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Holly River State Park

Get Back to Nature in Holly River State Park

As West Virginia's second largest state park, Holly River State Park offers visitors more than 8,000 acres of dense forest situated within the Mountain Lakes region. Designated as a wildlife refuge since 1938, the park has an abundance of unique natural features, and plenty of opportunities for fun family activities. Choose from rustic and comfortable cabins in Holly River State Park, and start planning your adventure.
Best Hiking Trails in Holly River State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Holly River State Park

With more than 42 miles of trails that guide walkers through rich woodlands, hidden waterfalls, and spectacular vistas, Holly River State Park rewards visitors generously. Download one of the trail maps and plan your routes from the comfort of Holly River State Park cabins. Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa waterfalls are particular highlights, with Potato Knob providing outstanding views of the park.

  • 1. Wilderness Trail

    This 5.3-mi. trail is rated as moderate for difficulty and takes hikers up the mountain to Crooked Fork. Birding and wildlife watching are popular on this route, and it also boasts excellent views of the waterfall.

  • 2. Nature's Rock Garden

    This short but worthwhile 0.2.-mile route introduces you to much of the native plant life. The route provides plenty of rocks to clamber over, so you can work up a sweat, and it begins at the main cabin area.

  • 3. High Rock Trail and Salt Lick Trail

    This 2.1-mi. trail is popular among trail runners and hikers, with a dense forest setting featuring majestic azaleas and oak trees. You will also have the chance to spot some of the oldest and largest trees in the park, when you hike this route.

Best Family Activities in Holly River State Park

Best Family Activities in Holly River State Park

Holly River State Park offers a variety of family-friendly activities designed to keep people of all ages entertained. From tranquil horseback excursions into the forest to exciting games of basketball or tennis, plus a range of educational programmes and popular recreations, there's never a dull moment. What's more, hotels nearby to Holly River State Park are the perfect place to relax and refresh, so you're ready for the next day's fun.

  • 1. Outdoor Adventures

    Lively games of volleyball, tennis, badminton, and basketball are held alongside recreational activities such as nature hikes and movie nights - the perfect ways to spend the summer with your family.

  • 2. Swimming

    An outdoor pool at Holly River is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day during the summer, giving you and your family the chance to cool down after a long day on the trails.

  • 3. Horseback Riding

    A number of the trails within Holly River State Park are especially designated for equestrian usage. Camping excursions on horseback are very popular in the park, and people of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to join.

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