Babcock State Park
Babcock is one of West Virginia’s first state parks. It was inaugurated July 1, 1937. The allure of this part of the Appalachian Plateau made it a logical choice. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the park, and later other amenities were added. The state was right in picking this locale, but little did they know that another primary attraction would develop very nearby. This attraction is the rafting on the lower New River Gorge. Some of the most exciting and certainly most scenic rafting in the country is on the New River. Babcock abuts the New River Gorge National River. Not only can you enjoy the facilities and beauty of Babcock, but also hook up with a commercial outfitter from Fayetteville and take on the wild rapids of the New.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Campsites||28 electric sites; 24 nonelectric sites; Fee $16 per night electric, $11 per night nonelectric|
|Season||Open mid-April through October 31|
|Camp Elevation||2,700 ft|
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