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Parks & nature in Fayette County

Amusement Park
“ACE Adventures has a little bit of everything. Rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, and the list goes on and on. Check out their website to see all the activities you can book through them. One of the funniest things to do on a hot day is to vist their water park. You will find water slides, zip lines, giant water toys and much more. Lots of fun for the whole family. Life jackets are provided and required if you are going into the water. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Hawks Nest State Park and the surrounding trails are a great place for hiking and sightseeing. ”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Babcock State Park is great for recreational activities like hiking, fishing and boating. The park is most known for the Glade Creek Grist Mill. The Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park is a popular destination for nature and landscape photographers and artists capturing the beauty of this iconic setting.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful trails for hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and mountain biking. ”
4 locals recommend
Campground
“Great outdoor seating to enjoy a beer after a mtn bike ride on the nearby trails.”
4 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Very nice Visitor's Center. You'll see license plates from all over the country here. Gift shop, informational movie, small museum, 2 rocking chairs with full length window view of the New River, restrooms, trail (mostly just steps... a lot) down to great view of New River Gorge Bridge. Park Rangers will answer questions and have maps. Cheesy souvenir shop across the street from parking lot. BridgeWalk entrance is also nearby. Take first road at the north end of the bridge, off US Route 19 (turn right if coming from the south/New River Cottage).”
5 locals recommend
Campground
“The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is the fourth Boy Scout of American High Adventure Base, which is in the tradition of Philmont Ranch in New Mexico, Florida Sea Base, and Northern Tier in Minnesota. This is the latest, greatest, and since 2013, the permanent location for the Boy Scouts annual Jamboree. World Jamboree takes place here this year and is the first time in North America since 1967. The Summit Bechtel Reserve will open for one day only, Saturday, June 15, for Community Appreciation Day, giving those who live in the area an opportunity to enjoy an adventure-filled day. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m., and those who attend will be able to enjoy numerous activities, at no cost. However, the Summit is asking for a voluntary donation of $10 per car for parking, which will be donated to the Gold Star Family Veterans fund. Kenn Miller, the director of programs and operations, said activities available to the public will include zip lining, fishing, rock climbing, skateboarding, live music, BMX, mountain biking and canopy tours. Paid concessions will be available, but those who attend may also bring a picnic from home.”
3 locals recommend
Trail
“Trailhead for hike to Long Point for a fantastic view of the New River Gorge Bridge and river. 3.2 miles round trip.”
5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a great place for outdoor exploration. Depending on the time of year you can watch wold class whitewater rafters navigating the New River. This is also a world class rock climbing area so you may see a climber scaling one of the Gorge's towering walls. For the slightly less adventurous swing by the visitor center. It has some interesting displays. Then take the stairs down to the observation deck. You will have great view of the Bridge and the Gorge. From there you can drive a few minutes to the Endless Wall trailhead. This is a 3 miles loop trail (the last part is on the road back to where you parked). You will have amazing views of the Gorge. Along the way you will see signs for "climbing access". Follow the signs and you will find some permanent metal ladders that access the climbing areas. They are for all who dare to use them. Have fun exploring here, but be safe. Once you get back to the car drive the road down to the bottom of the Gorge and then back up the other side. You will end up in Fayetteville. Hit Pies & Pints for dinner and then head home. The perfect day!”
2 locals recommend
Campground
3 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite hiking trail in the area. It is about a 40 minute drive from Fayetteville, but well worth it. The trail winds along Glade Creek and offers many opportunities for swimming along the way.”
1 local recommends
Park
“This is another long point trail that also ends on a large rock that overlooks the lake. This trail is about 2 miles. (2 miles in and 2 miles back) it is not flat. you will feel like you are going up hill both ways. I love this trail for exercise and views.”
1 local recommends
Park
“This is annual event requires pre-registration and takes place when April turns to May to witness migrating neo-tropical birds, spring wildflowers, wildlife, and to get together with some very cool and interesting nature enthusiasts from around the world. www.birding-wv.com”
1 local recommends
Campground
1 local recommends