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Prickett's Fort State Park
West Virginia State Park
Prickett's Fort
Country  United States
State  West Virginia
County Marion
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Coordinates 39°30′55″N 80°05′53″W / 39.51528°N 80.09806°W / 39.51528; -80.09806
Area 22 acres (8.9 ha)
Established 1975 [1]
 - Completed July 3, 1976 [1]
Management Prickett's Fort Memorial Foundation
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Fairmont, West Virginia
Location of Prickett's Fort State Park in West Virginia
Wikimedia Commons: Prickett's Fort State Park
Website: Prickett's Fort State Park

Prickett's Fort State Park is a 22-acre (8.9 ha) West Virginia state park that commemorates frontier life in the late 1700s. It is located just north of Fairmont near the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River.[2]

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Features

Prickett's Fort features a re-created frontier fort that serves as a living history reenactment of 18th century frontier life. The original Job Prickett House, built in 1859[3], sits a few feet outside the stockade walls of the fort. The 19th century house provides a contrast to the frontier lifestyle displayed inside the fort's walls.

  • Prickett's Fort
  • Job Prickett House
  • Fishing
  • Boat launch
  • Hiking trails
  • MCTrail[4]
  • Mon River Trail[5]
  • 400-seat outdoor amphitheater
  • Nature trail with 25 interpretive stations

Accessibility

Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The assessment found most park features to be accessible.[6] The 2005 assessment found issues with access to abuilding entrance.

Non-motorized park access

Prickett's Fort is the terminus for two rail trails open only to non-motorized travel. To the south, the 3-mile (5 km) long Marion County Trail (McTrail)[4] connects Fairmont to the park.[4] Morgantown is about 19 miles (31 km) north of the park along the Mon River Trail.[5] The two trails, level and covered with a crushed gravel surface, are used by walkers, joggers, and cyclists.

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See also

West Virginia portal

References

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