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Hawks Nest State Park

49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
+1 304-658-5212
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Gorgeous views from Hawks Nest!

If you're in the area this is a must see. From the Mystery Hole to the Lodge and everywhere between... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neal P
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Gallipolis, Ohio
via mobile
Just ok

The views are ok, just average. The tram ride is very short and not a lot to see. Nothing to do at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
981keithy
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Beckley, West Virginia
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  • Average9%
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49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area this is a must see. From the Mystery Hole to the Lodge and everywhere between there are some beautiful views and cool places. Be sure to take the aerial tramway down to the river from the lodge.

Thank Neal P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are ok, just average. The tram ride is very short and not a lot to see. Nothing to do at the bottom. The jet boat is about 20 to 30 minutes up the river and back. You will see the New River Gorge...More

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views of "Lovers Leap" were spectacular! Very clean and well maintained park with a gift shop also. If you're in the area you should stop & take in the views

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hawks Nest is beautiful. The views are stunning. Plan to take the tram down to the river & enjoy the river area. For an even better day, buy a ticket for the boat that goes down the river for spectacular views of the New River...More

Thank hanoibelle
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Absolutely Wonderful Views! A picture can't really capture the beauty. A great place too picnic. I'm surprised there weren't many people here on a friday.

Thank Prax-Tammy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The day after my god-son's graduation, his mother and I packed a picnic lunch and headed out for a fun-filled day exploring Hawk's Nest State Park in Ansted. The ride there was interesting in of itself, my brand new GPS, a 2017 Garmin, kept malfunctioning...More

1  Thank MariefromGeorgia
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This relatively small state park has a huge amount to offer. We stayed at the lodge with a spectacular view of the Gorge. There are interesting trails, a boat ride, a tram down to the lake. You could spend an hour or several days and...More

1  Thank alicat067
Reviewed 13 May 2017

On a week long trip through West Virginia we stayed one overnight and following day at Hawks Nest Lodge. The lodge is a center point of a great West Virginian State Park. To start its labeled Hawks Nest for an obvious reason. As we stood...More

2  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Decided to try out the new camera so we checked out Hawks Nest as we hadn't been since fall of 2016. The parking and pathway to the overlook were clean and well maintained. The view was beautiful, thought the water was a little muddy due...More

Thank RoamingMountaineer
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank kmsmolen
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