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Holly River State Park
West Virginia State Park
Laurel Fork Holly River
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Webster
Elevation 2,467 ft (751.9 m)
Coordinates 38°39′59″N 80°19′37″W / 38.66639°N 80.32694°W / 38.66639; -80.32694
Area 8,294 acres (3,356.5 ha) [1]
Established 1938 [2]
 - Land leased from USDA 1939 [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest town Webster Springs, West Virginia
Location of Holly River State Park in West Virginia
Website: Holly River State Park

Holly River State Park is located in Webster County, West Virginia, USA, approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Webster Springs. It is the second largest park in the West Virginia state park system with a total of 8,294 acres (3,356 ha)[1]. It features an 88-unit campground that has electric hookups, picnic tables, and grills at each site.



Holly River features a variety of recreational activities including:

  • swimming pool (open seasonally)
  • basketball courts
  • volleyball courts
  • softball field
  • tennis courts
  • badminton
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard

During the summer, park staff leads special activities such as nature hikes, hayrides, marshmallow roasts and other sports events.




Holly River features ten furnished cabins constructed of natural stone and logs. Situated along a tributary of Laurel Fork Holly River, each cabin includes a stone fireplace.


Holly River's 88-unit campground features electric hookups, picnic tables, and cooking grills at each site. A dumping station and four bathhouses are also provided on site. The campgrounds are normally open from the beginning of April through November.

Store and Restaurant

A basic store is located in the park providing staple groceries and sundries. A locally-operated restaurant is also located in the parks.

Windy Gap School

Windy Gap One Room School

Windy Gap School is a former one-room schoolhouse that was located on a remote tract of land owned by the Division of Natural Resources. To help make the schoolhouse more accessible to park visitors, the Holly River State Park Foundation led a volunteer project to relocate the schoolhouse to near the park headquarters.


Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found the campground, picnic shelters, swimming pool, and playground to be accessible.[3] During the 2005 assessment some issues were identified concerning signage and slippery stairways.

See also


  1. ^ a b West Virginia State Parks Facilities Grid, accessed March 29, 2008
  2. ^ a b Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3.  
  3. ^ Guide to Accessible Recreation and Travel in WV, WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities web site, accessed July 31, 2006

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