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Beartown State Park

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Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain. Development of the park has been minimal in order to preserve the natural attractions of the area. However, basic facilities are provided, and a boardwalk permits easy access. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk guide visitors and provide insights concerning the ecology of the area. The park is noted for its unusual rock formations, which are comprised of Droop, or Pottsville, Sandstone formed during the Pennsylvanian age. Massive boulders, overhanging cliffs, and deep crevasses stir the imagination of most visitors. Ice and snow commonly remain in the deeper crevasses until mid to late summer.

Location: Box 189, HC 64, Hillsboro West Virginia 24946 Telephone 304-653-4254 Toll Free: 800-225-5982

Other West Virginia State Parks nearby:
(Clifftop) Babcock State Park
(Danese) Babcock State Park
(Hillsboro) Beartown State Park
(Hinton) Bluestone State Park
(Summersville) Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
(Cass) Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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