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Lost River State Park
West Virginia State Park
Lost River State Park
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Hardy
Elevation 2,037 ft (620.9 m)
Coordinates 38°53′47″N 78°54′47″W / 38.89639°N 78.91306°W / 38.89639; -78.91306
Area 3,712 acres (1,502.2 ha)
Established 1934 [1]
 - Opened July 1, 1937 [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Moorefield, West Virginia
Location of Lost River State Park in West Virginia
Website: Lost River State Park

Lost River State Park is a state park located in Hardy County, West Virginia near the community of Mathias. The park encompasses 3,712 acres (15.02 km2) managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Despite the name of the park, it actually does not abut the Lost River; it actually lies about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) west of the river.

The park features a selection of twenty-six vacation cabins. It also provides hiking trails, horses, a swimming pool, and other sports facilities that include tennis, badmington, volleyball, and archery. Lost River State Park includes the historic Lighthorse Harry Lee Cabin (c. 1800), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park is located near the site of the 1756 Battle of Lost River, a skirmish between Virginia militia and a band of French and Indian warriors, during the French and Indian War.[2]

See also

West Virginia portal


  1. ^ 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.  
  2. ^ Inn at Lost River web site, accessed July 25, 2006

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