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Babcock State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Glade Creek Grist Mill.jpg
Glade Creek Grist Mill
Babcock State Park is located in West Virginia
Babcock State Park
Babcock State Park
Location in West Virginia
Location Fayette, West Virginia, United States
Area 4,127 acres (16.70 km2)
Elevation 2,510 ft (770 m)
Established October 11, 1934

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.


  • 28 cabins
  • 52 campsites
  • gift shop
  • More than 20 miles of hiking trails
  • outdoor sports facilities (basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, horseshoe pit)
  • 19-acre (77,000 m2) Boley Lake
  • rental watercraft (paddleboats, rowboats, canoes)
  • swimming pool
  • fishing (lake and stream)
  • horseback and pony rides (closed)
  • naturalist-led hikes and presentations
  • picnic shelters
  • corn meal and buckwheat flour made at the Glade Creek Grist Mill are available for sale
  • scenic overlooks


Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the campground, picnic shelters, restrooms, and ramps and doorways to public buildings to be accessible. The park also has accessible fishing access and two accessible cabins. During the 2005 assessment some issues were identified concerning parking lot signage and slippery stairways.

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