Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park


Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is located on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon.  It is a Civil War battlefield that hosts reenactments and includes historical buildings and markers.  The park includes 165 acres of land with three trails totalling three miles of hiking featuring three overlooks of the Gauley River.  Park Map


Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is located in Southern West Virginia near Summersville.
(See Google Maps below for specific directions.)


Camping (, Canoeing (Summersville Lake), Fishing, Hiking, Rock Climbing (Summersville Lake), Whitewater (Gauley River)


1194 Carnifex Ferry Rd, Summersville, WV 26651


304-872-0825 carnifexferrysp@wv.gov

Web resources:

Carnifex Ferry State Park Web Page


Book:  "Out There West Virginia:  A Guide to Backcountry Travel & Adventure"

Hero photo and gallery photo courtesy of Michelle Klishis

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