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Hawks Nest State Park

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Address: 49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
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+1 304-658-5212
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We stopped at the overlook, and then drove up to the lodge. The best views are from the overlook. It has several 25 cent binoculars to get a closer view. It does require climbing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Crestview, Florida
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the overlook, and then drove up to the lodge. The best views are from the overlook. It has several 25 cent binoculars to get a closer view. It does require climbing stairs to get to the overlook. You can see a long way in both directions, up and down the river. You can watch the trains go... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to take a picnic, plan a cookout (picnic shelters and grills in multiple places), hike or eat at a local restaurant. This is a great area to fish. Many streams run to the river that offer great interaction for all ages. Views are spectacular.

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Thank AirForceTraveler
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stopped here several times over the past 30 years when on My way to Norfolk Va. Beautiful area. Walking paths, scenic over looks, and natural hill side water falls. It's a good way to spend a spring afternoon with nature.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and beautiful. Too bad it was December. Hope to come back in summer or fall. Spend a night at the park lodge.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I made a pit stop here on the way back to Huntington from New River Gorge and it disappoint. The hike down to the overlook is quick (only 100 stairs, the seductive sign says so!) Once at there, some great views of the dam and the rail bridge. There is also a skyride down to the gorge floor and, if... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visited this beautiful overlook a second time on a warm, sunny fall day. Even though the fall leaves were not a bright as years past, there were still some very beautiful sights and great photo opportunities.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had to stop to admire the view, the dam & enjoy the serenity. As usual the whole place was closed for the Season but the picnic area & walkways were still accessible. Provides a great view down on New River , Hawks Nest Dam & the CSX Train line which permeates the entire New River Gorge !!

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Thank Skeney57
West Palm Beach, Florida
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117 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Friends took us to this state park to show us the views of the river and mountains. It was a cold day (mid 20s) so we didn't walk around for too long. Nice parking area with a very short walk to the overlook. Area is well maintained and clean and the views were awesome. Bring your camera. Large permanent binoculars... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

An absolute must-stop if you're in the area. The picnic overlook is free and never busy. Beautiful view, they have telescopes that are fun for the kids as well. Great little place to have lunch or take a short break from driving.

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Cornelius NC
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've stopped here several times over the years, normally when I'm in the area to take photographs of the New River Gorge in October when the fall foliage is at it's best. The area has a long history going back to the early 1800's when this was part of Virginia. Perched high over the New River overlooking a dam contructed... More 

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