Grandview State Park Travel Guide

  • Another view of this awesome park
    Another view of this awesome park
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  • View of the Horseshoe Curve in the River
    View of the Horseshoe Curve in the River
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  • Jenny & Noel, dau.,checking out the vista
    Jenny & Noel, dau.,checking out the...
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Grandview State Park Things to Do

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    by butterflykizzez04 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    About your visit

    Grandview is a peaceful place to relax and unwind while enjoying views of the New River. Park rangers will answer your questions and orient you to the park. At the Main Overlook, 1400 feet above the river, you see an active railway and the town of Quinnimont, where the first coal was shipped out of the gorge in 1873. Don't miss the views from Turkey Spur Overlook, and be sure to walk the woodland trails.

    Season and Hours
    Memorial Day through Labor Day: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Remainder of Year: Spring and Fall -- weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Intermittently during the week.
    Directions
    To reach Grandview from Beckley follow I-64 East five miles to Exit 129 B. From Lewisburg follow I-64 West forty miles to Exit 129. From either exit, turn right and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview. Take a look at our map of the park.

    Jenny & Noel at the overlook

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    Park features include overlooks of the New River, a visitor center (open seasonally), five hiking trails, ranger-led walks and talks, summer outdoor dramas, and picnic areas with playgrounds.

    Grandview is home to Theatre West Virginia, which features outdoor drama presentations from June through August. Call 1-800-666-9142 for more information

    Noel & Jenny on one of the hiking trails

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    by butterflykizzez04 Written May 14, 2005

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    hiking, overlooks, outdoor dramas
    near Beckley, West Virginia (WV)

    The National Park Service's Grandview Visitor's Center features spectacular overlooks of the New River Gorge at its deepest point. Hiking trails of every variety explore the upland forests and the park's unique rock formations. Each summer, the park's Cliffside Amphitheatre hosts the outdoor dramas "Honey in the Rock," the story of West Virginia's tumultuous birth, and "Hatfields and McCoys," the legend of its most infamous feud.

    Beautiful view of the river from overlook

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