Babcock State Park, Clifftop

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Babcock State Park is a state park located along the New River Gorge on 4,127 acres (16.7 km2) wooded in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is located approximately 20 miles away from the New River Gorge Bridge.

Located near the park headquarters, the Glade Creek Grist Mill is commonly photographed. It was named in honor of Edward V. Babcock. Completed in 1976 by combining parts of three other West Virginia mills, it is a replica of the original Cooper's Mill that was located nearby. The park's web site describes the Glade Creek Grist Mill as a living, working monument to the more than 500 mills that used to be located throughout the state.

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  • I traveled from South Carolina to my home state of West Virginia and stayed in cabin 22 with my parents in July. The only negative was the website is not clear as to where to check in so we drove...  more »
  • Near New River Bridge---------beautiful spot--a redone old grist mill right by a river that we saw a lot of people swimming or wading in------nice to see--just like the old days. They have a small...  more »
  • We come here at least once per year and stay in one of the cabins. Everything is always clean and we'll kept. The bonus is picking up fresh ground corn meal from the grist mill.
  • We rented a cabin for a couple nights for the World Scout Jamboree. It was beautiful and comfortable. It had a fridge, stove , and 3/4 bath. Much better than a hotel room. The staff even left a bundle of firewood and popcorn.

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