We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hawks Nest State Park

49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
+1 304-658-5212
Review Highlights
Beautiful Views!

Absolutely Wonderful Views! A picture can't really capture the beauty. A great place too picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Buffalo, New York
via mobile
Lover's Leap, Rail Trail, Trams, Boats, And Weddings!

The day after my god-son's graduation, his mother and I packed a picnic lunch and headed out for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ludowici Georgia
Read all 151 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tram ride” (17 reviews)
“hawks nest” (18 reviews)
“jet boat” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:45
49 Hawks Nest Park Road, Ansted, WV 25812
+1 304-658-5212
Write a Review
Reviews (151)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely Wonderful Views! A picture can't really capture the beauty. A great place too picnic. I'm surprised there weren't many people here on a friday.

Thank Prax-Tammy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day after my god-son's graduation, his mother and I packed a picnic lunch and headed out for a fun-filled day exploring Hawk's Nest State Park in Ansted. The ride there was interesting in of itself, my brand new GPS, a 2017 Garmin, kept malfunctioning...More

Thank MariefromGeorgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This relatively small state park has a huge amount to offer. We stayed at the lodge with a spectacular view of the Gorge. There are interesting trails, a boat ride, a tram down to the lake. You could spend an hour or several days and...More

1  Thank alicat067
Reviewed 14 May 2017

On a week long trip through West Virginia we stayed one overnight and following day at Hawks Nest Lodge. The lodge is a center point of a great West Virginian State Park. To start its labeled Hawks Nest for an obvious reason. As we stood...More

2  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Decided to try out the new camera so we checked out Hawks Nest as we hadn't been since fall of 2016. The parking and pathway to the overlook were clean and well maintained. The view was beautiful, thought the water was a little muddy due...More

Thank RoamingMountaineer
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the overlook, and then drove up to the lodge. The best views are from the overlook. It has several 25 cent binoculars to get a closer view. It does require climbing stairs to get to the overlook. You can see a long...More

1  Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A beautiful place to take a picnic, plan a cookout (picnic shelters and grills in multiple places), hike or eat at a local restaurant. This is a great area to fish. Many streams run to the river that offer great interaction for all ages. Views...More

Thank AirForceTraveler
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I have stopped here several times over the past 30 years when on My way to Norfolk Va. Beautiful area. Walking paths, scenic over looks, and natural hill side water falls. It's a good way to spend a spring afternoon with nature.

Thank joanna_walters2002
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and beautiful. Too bad it was December. Hope to come back in summer or fall. Spend a night at the park lodge.

Thank k11Toronto
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I made a pit stop here on the way back to Huntington from New River Gorge and it disappoint. The hike down to the overlook is quick (only 100 stairs, the seductive sign says so!) Once at there, some great views of the dam and...More

Thank Joe C
Nearby Restaurants
Tudor's Biscuit World
25 reviews
1.86 km away
Chetty's Pub
103 reviews
5.81 km away
The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill
29 reviews
7.34 km away
Secret Sandwich Society
461 reviews
7.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral Falls
35 reviews
5.58 km away
Adventures on the Gorge
528 reviews
5.87 km away
New River Gorge Bridge
765 reviews
7.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hawks Nest State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines